Rimington shown within Lancashire
|Population||382 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Ribble Valley|
Rimington is a rural village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. It is east of Clitheroe and south of the A59 road. The village consists of the hamlets of Howgill, Martin Top, Newby and Stopper Lane, and was formerly in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The parish council is called Rimington and Middop, and is shared with Middop, a small rural parish east of Rimington with a population of 43 at the 2001 census, (2001 Census)
The village was listed in the Domesday Book as "Renistone".
Since Tudor times Lead mining was an important industry around the village until the late 19th century. At one time silver was derived as a by-product of the mining to the extent that Queen Elizabeth I declared the Stopper Lane mine as being a Mine Royal .
Francis Duckworth (1862–1941) was born in the village, and composed several hymn tunes including one named after the village. There is a plaque to his memory was placed above the doorway to the former Methodist Chapel in Stopper Lane.
- Francis Duckworth at nethymnal.org composer the hymn tune "Rimington".
- "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-13.[dead link]
- "Rimington Tn/CP Yorkshire through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth & others. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-09-21.[dead link]
- Freethy, Ron (2007-07-24). "Tourist guide to Rimington". Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 2008-08-10.[dead link]
- Kelsall, Dennis and Jan (2005). The Ribble Way: A Northern England Trail. Milnthorpe: Cicerone Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-85284-456-1. OCLC 64081876.
Media related to Rimington at Wikimedia Commons
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