Reedley shown within Lancashire
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It is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and the construction of a marina started in January 2008 and is expected to be completed in September. The local railway station, Reedley Hallows Halt on the East Lancashire Line, closed in 1956. The marina, and the site of the railway station, are both outside the current boundary of the parish, and are in an unparished area, which is part of the town of Burnley.
The civil parish was created in 1894 from the majority of Reedley Hallows, Filly Close and New Laund Booth civil parish. That civil parish had been created in 1866 from the township in the ancient parish of Whalley.
Although administratively inside the parish of Whalley, as parts of the former royal hunting Forest of Pendle, the area was extra-parochial until 1887. As part of the Honour of Clitheroe, this meant the parish church for the area was the chapel at Clitheroe castle.
Reedley Hallows is the eastern side of Pendle Water, while New Laund Booth is to the north-west and Filly Close to the south-west. All 3 are originally documented as enclosures in the forest. In 1324 Filly Close was leased in connection with Royle, across Pendle Water in Burnley. In 1341, Reedley Hallows was a stock-farm for the vaccaries (mediaeval cattle farms) in the rest of Pendle Forest. By 1459 the New Laund (probably originally a deer park) had also been leased to farm.
From 1894 to 1974, Reedley was the administrative centre of the Burnley Rural District. The council offices where located in what is now the Oaks Hotel on Colne Road. There is also a Magistrates' court.
- "Parish headcount". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- Sutcliffe, Camilla (2008-05-27). "Reedley Marina already drawing visitors". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
- "Reedley Hallows Filly Close and New Laund Booth CP/Tn through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
- Ordnance Survey (1848). Lancashire and Furness (Map). 1 : 10,560. County Series (1st ed.).
- Farrer and Brownbill 1911, pp. 489-490
- Farrer and Brownbill 1911, pp. 489
- Farrer and Brownbill 1911, pp. 491
- Farrer and Brownbill 1911, p. 490
- Farrer and Brownbill (1911), The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster Vol 6, Victoria County History - Constable & Co, OCLC 270761418
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Reedley Hallows.|
- Map of Reedley Hallows current (2013) parish boundary at Lancashire County Council website
- Reedley Hallows Township Boundaries - Reedley is marked as area 237
- Reedley Hallows Parish Council
- Lancashire Telegraph - Lucas Sports Fields
- Burnley Express - Jewel Mill
- Lancashire Telegraph - Belvedere and Calder Vale Sports Club
- Burnley Express - Holme End
- Briercliffe Society - Pendle bridge
- Burnley Express - Oaks Hotel history