Crawshawbooth

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Crawshawbooth
Crawshawbooth-from-rawtenstall.jpg
Entering Crawshawbooth from Rawtenstall
Crawshawbooth is located in Lancashire
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Crawshawbooth shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD810254
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Rossendale
Postcode district BB4
Dialling code 01706
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lancashire
53°43′26″N 2°17′10″W / 53.724°N 2.286°W / 53.724; -2.286Coordinates: 53°43′26″N 2°17′10″W / 53.724°N 2.286°W / 53.724; -2.286

Crawshawbooth is a small village on the edge of the Pennine hills in England just north of the market town of Rawtenstall, Lancashire, and just south of Loveclough. It is part of the valley of Rossendale, an ancient royal hunting ground. The majority of surrounding land is farm and moor land and many walkers come to the area.

It is part of the Rossendale and Darwen constituency, with Jake Berry having been the Member of Parliament since 2010.

Historical aspects[edit]

There are a number of English Heritage properties here.

Crawshaw Hall is a Grade II* listed mansion built in 1831 by John Brooks, a well-known local calico printer and quarry owner. His son Sir Thomas Brooks was created a baronet in 1891 and the following year raised to the peerage as Baron Crawshaw. Sir Thomas was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1884-85. The property descended in the Brooks family until it was sold in 1976. It has been a medical centre and nursing home since 1987.[1]

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in the town is one of the oldest in the world: built in 1716 it is nearly 300 years old.

Goodshaw Chapel was associated with the Larks of Dean.

Life and tourism[edit]

Friends Meeting House

The village has a small primary school, (Crawshawbooth Primary School) located outside of the main village. The village has a few shops and eating places including a fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant, a cottage bakery, Chinese takeaway, and an Italian restaurant. There is also a newsagents, a dry cleaner and a public library[2] as well as an award-winning butchers.[3] The main road consists of a number of Victorian houses. The towns of Rawtenstall, Burnley and Loveclough are nearby.

Crawshawbooth is also home to the See Gallery who mount regular exhibitions of local nationally and internationally known artists including, amongst others, Ray Lowry, Liam Spencer, Dave Pearson and John Hyatt.

The town also used to be the home of former England and Manchester United F.C. footballer Phil Neville.

Notable residents[edit]

Celebrities that have resided in Crawshawbooth are comedian and presenter Ted Robbins and footballer Phil Neville.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crawshaw Hall History". Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Crawshawbooth Public Library". Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rossendale butchers sweep the board at meat 'Oscars'". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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