Eccleshill, Lancashire

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Eccleshill
Nos 1to 9 Leonard Terrace, Waterside - geograph.org.uk - 158168.jpg
Leonard Terrace, Waterside
Eccleshill is located in Lancashire
Eccleshill
Eccleshill
Eccleshill shown within Lancashire
Population 319 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SD707236
Civil parish
  • Eccleshill
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DARWEN
Postcode district BB3
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
LancashireCoordinates: 53°42′29″N 2°26′35″W / 53.708°N 2.443°W / 53.708; -2.443

Eccleshill is a civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. The population of the parish was 319 at the 2011 census.[1] It contains the hamlets of Eccleshill, Grimshaw and Waterside.[2] Located within the parish is Shaws of Darwen, a manufacturer of sinks and architectural terracotta. The factory, situated in Waterside, opened in 1908 and in the 1920s was Darwen's largest employer.[3]

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Hoddlesden Branch Line, a goods line opened in 1876, passed through the parish. It was built to provide a service to Hoddlesden, south of Eccleshill, and although a passenger service was proposed, the application was not successful. The goods station at Hoddlesden closed in 1950, but the line remained open to Waterside, to serve Shaws of Darwen, until 1962.[4]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Eccleshill parish". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ "About Shaws of Darwen". Shaws of Darwen. 2008. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  4. ^ "England & Wales: closed railways". Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 

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