Belthorn

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Belthorn
The Pack Horse, Elton Road, Belthorn - geograph.org.uk - 552016.jpg
The Pack Horse public house, Elton Road
Belthorn is located in the Borough of Hyndburn
Belthorn
Belthorn
Location in Hyndburn
Belthorn is located in Blackburn with Darwen
Belthorn
Belthorn
Location in Blackburn with Darwen
Belthorn is located in Lancashire
Belthorn
Belthorn
Belthorn shown within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD717246
• London181 miles (291 km) SE
Civil parish
District
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLACKBURN
Postcode districtBB1, BB2
Dialling code01254
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°43′05″N 2°25′52″W / 53.718°N 2.431°W / 53.718; -2.431Coordinates: 53°43′05″N 2°25′52″W / 53.718°N 2.431°W / 53.718; -2.431

Belthorn is a small moorland village situated to the south-east of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. It is about two-thirds of a mile (1.1 km) away from junction 5 of the M65 motorway, which runs from Colne to Preston. Belthorn has a primary school, Belthorn Academy, and a large playing field with a children's recreational area.

The village has two pubs: the community-owned, recently reopened Dog Inn and the Pack Horse; the Pack Horse is an Italian restaurant and the Dog Inn serves pub food. The houses are mainly old weavers' cottages. Most of the village is in Hyndburn, though some of the houses, including those higher up in the village, are in Blackburn with Darwen.

Governance[edit]

The village is divided between the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen and the district of Hyndburn, both of which have borough status. The portion of the village within Blackburn with Darwen is largely within the ancient parish (now a civil parish) of Yate and Pickup Bank, with a small area in the north of the village, formerly in the parish of Lower Darwen.

The part of the village in Hyndburn was formerly part of the township of Oswaldtwistle.

Belthorn has its own community website which includes community news and details of upcoming events.

External links[edit]

Media related to Belthorn at Wikimedia Commons