Simonstone, Lancashire

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St Peter's Church, Simonstone
Simonstone is located in Lancashire
 Simonstone shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD775345
District Ribble Valley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURNLEY
Postcode district BB12
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
List of places

Coordinates: 53°48′22″N 2°20′35″W / 53.806°N 2.343°W / 53.806; -2.343

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.


It shares a parish council and two council seats with its neighbouring village of Read, Lancashire.[1]

The village is in the two-member Read and Simonstone ward of the Ribble Valley Borough Council.[2]


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.[3]

The Higher Trapp Hotel is part of the Best Western chain of hotels.[4] It was originally built in the early 1900s as a private house, and now converted into a country hotel with 29 bedrooms.

Simonstone railway station was south of the village and closed in 1957.

Simonstone Hall[edit]

The Hall dates from the 17th century and was originally the home of the Whitaker family. It is a privately owned listed building.[5][6] The house was substantially re-built in the 18th century as an early example of Jacobean revival architecture.[3] Ancillary buildings include a 17th-century barn and an 18th-century stables.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Read Parish Council which includes Simonstone". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Ribble Valley Borough Council". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hartwell, Clare (revision) (2009). The Buildings of England – Lancashire: North. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 611–613. ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9. 
  4. ^ "Tree planting marks anniversary of Higher Trapp hotel". Clitheroe Advertiser & Times. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2009-12-26. [dead link]
  5. ^ Freethy, Ron (24 July 2007). "Tourist guide to Simonstone". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Detailed Record: Simonstone Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 

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