St Peter's Church, Simonstone
Simonstone shown within Lancashire
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Simonstone is a small, largely residential village in the Ribble Valley area of Lancashire, England, about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Padiham, 4 miles (6 km) west of Burnley and south of Pendle Hill and Clitheroe along the A671 road.
St Peter's CE Primary School is the village's only school, with around 120 pupils. The school hosts several village events throughout the year, including the 'School Gala' (or Summer Fair) held late in June. The village is in the catchment area of the Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.
St Peter's CE Church is the local Church of England building in the village and was founded in 1841. The interior of the building is modern and part is also used as the school hall and gym during the week. The building dates from 1879 and was originally a National School.
Simonstone railway station was south of the village and closed in 1957.
The Hall dates from the 17th century and was originally the home of the Whitaker family. It is a privately owned listed building. The house was substantially re-built in the 18th century as an early example of Jacobean revival architecture. Ancillary buildings include a 17th-century barn and an 18th-century stables.
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