Wilpshire shown within Lancashire
|Population||2,569 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Ribble Valley|
Wilpshire is a village and civil parish in the county of Lancashire, England. It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Blackburn, and forms part of the town's semi-urban area, although it is in the Ribble Valley local government district. In the 2001 United Kingdom census, the parish had a population of 2,569.
The village is situated on the A666 Whalley Road, between the Brownhill area of Blackburn and the village of Langho. The local railway station is Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, on the Ribble Valley Line with train services to Blackburn, Manchester and Clitheroe.
The only pub in the village is the Wilpshire Hotel, formerly known as The Red House.
Wilpshire Wanderers is a junior football club that runs competitive teams from Under 9 up to Under 18. The club also encourages participation from younger children from the age of 5 onwards.
Wilpshire Golf Club is a private golf club in the village, was founded in 1890. Originally it was a nine hole course but extended to an eighteen hole course in 1907. James Braid was commissioned to redesign the course. Most of the reconstruction has taken place before 1924. In 1995 the course was altered by a new 17th hole.
- "Regional Spatial Strategy - Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council statement". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- "Area: Wilpshire CP (Parish) — Parish Headcounts", Neighbourhood Statistics (Office for National Statistics), retrieved 19 August 2011
- AA Guide to Golf Courses 1999, page 168
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