Bracewell and Brogden

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Bracewell and Brogden
New House, Bracewell, near Barnoldswick - geograph.org.uk - 871566.jpg
New House
Bracewell and Brogden is located in Lancashire
Bracewell and Brogden
Bracewell and Brogden
Bracewell and Brogden shown within Lancashire
Population 244 (2011)
OS grid reference SD860484
Civil parish
  • Bracewell and Brogden
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKIPTON
Postcode district BD23
Post town BARNOLDSWICK
Postcode district BB18
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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UK
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Lancashire
53°55′55″N 2°12′43″W / 53.932°N 2.212°W / 53.932; -2.212Coordinates: 53°55′55″N 2°12′43″W / 53.932°N 2.212°W / 53.932; -2.212

Bracewell and Brogden is a civil parish in the West Craven area of the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 238, increasing slightly to 244 at the 2011 Census.[1] The parish includes Bracewell (at grid reference SD863485) and Brogden (at SD858472, historically both were in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Toponymy[edit]

Bracewell: from a personal name, either Braegd or Breiđ, + 'well' = 'spring or stream': hence, 'Braegd's/Breiđ's spring or stream' [2]

Brogden: 'The valley of the brook'.[3]

History[edit]

The old Roman road from Ribchester to Ilkley passes through the parish, with the remains of a 4th-century Romano-British farmstead known as Bomber Camp located next to the boundary with Gisburn.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (4th ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 
  3. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (4th ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Bomber Camp Romano-British farmstead (1013817)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

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