From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Rimington (disambiguation).
Rimington is located in Lancashire
 Rimington shown within Lancashire
Population 382  (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SD806458
Civil parish Rimington
District Ribble Valley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01200
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
List of places

Coordinates: 53°54′29″N 2°17′42″W / 53.908°N 2.295°W / 53.908; -2.295

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.[2] 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)[3]

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 .[4]

Francis Duckworth (1862–1941) was born in the village, and composed several hymn tunes including one named after the village.[5] There is a plaque to his memory was placed above the doorway to the former Methodist Chapel in Stopper Lane.

Rimington railway station opened in 1872 and closed in 1959, and was on the Ribble Valley Line.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Rimington Tn/CP Yorkshire through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth & others. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-09-21. [dead link]
  4. ^ Freethy, Ron (2007-07-24). "Tourist guide to Rimington". Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 2008-08-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rimington at Wikimedia Commons