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Market Street, Shawforth.jpg
Market Street, Shawforth
Shawforth is located in Lancashire
 Shawforth shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD892207
   – London  173 mi (278 km) SSE 
District Rossendale
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROCHDALE
Postcode district OL12
Dialling code 01706
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Rossendale and Darwen
List of places

Coordinates: 53°40′59″N 2°09′58″W / 53.683°N 2.166°W / 53.683; -2.166

Shawforth is a suburban village within the Rossendale borough of Lancashire, England. It lies amongst the South Pennines along the course of the River Spodden and A671 road. It is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) north-northeast of Whitworth, 5.2 miles (8.4 km) east-southeast of Rawtenstall, and 14.2 miles (23 km) to the north-northeast of Manchester.

Shawforth in the Middle Ages was a hamlet within the township of Spotland and parish of Rochdale.[1]

Shawforth railway station served Shawforth from 1881 until its closure in 1947.

It is part of the Rossendale and Darwen constituency, with Jake Berry having been the Member of Parliament since 2010.


  1. ^ Clarke 1830, p. 156.
  • Clarke, Stephen Reynolds (1830). The New Lancashire Gazetteer: Or, Topographical Dictionary, Containing an Accurate Description of the Several Hundreds, Boroughs, Market Towns, Parishes, Townships, and Hamlets, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. H. Teesdale and Co. 

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