Sawley shown within Lancashire
|Population||305 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Ribble Valley|
Sawley is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England. It is situated north-east of Clitheroe, on the River Ribble. It is historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Sawley Abbey, a ruined abbey of Cistercian monks, is in the village. The abbey was founded in 1147 and dissolved in 1536. Historically, Sawley fell under the Earl of Northumberland's Percy fee rather than being part of the powerful neighbouring Lordship of Bowland.
- "Parish headcount". Lancashire Parish Portal. Lancashire County Council accessdate=2008-09-20.
- "Bolton-by-Bowland, Gisburn Forest and Sawley Parish Council". Lancashire Parish Portal. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- "Detailed Record: Sawley Abbey". Images of England. English Heritage. 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- The Lordship of Bowland http://www.forestofbowland.com/node/1864
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