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|Population||4,418 (2011 Census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Huncoat // is a small village in Lancashire, England; situated in the North West. It is located to the east of Accrington. It is a ward of Hyndburn where the population taken at the 2011 census was 4,418.
The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin where Hun, or Hunna was a family name and Cotte is an Old English name for a shelter for animals. The brief details of the Blackburnshire hundred in the Domesday survey, mention Huncoat with King Edward holding two carucates of land here.
Huncoat was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley, this became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Burnley Rural District from 1894. However, in 1929 the parish was abolished and the area became part of Accrington Municipal Borough (until 1974). It has since become an unparished part of the borough of Hyndburn.
- Harold Davenport, mathematician
- Hollie Steel, child soprano
- Diana Vickers, an actress, singer-songwriter and fashion designer
- Jon Anderson, founding member of the rock group Yes
A grassroots junior football club called Huncoat United was formed in 1984 and became an FA Charter Standard Club in 2005. FA Charter Standard clubs must meet and keep standards of child protection, coaching and administration. Huncoat United has many teams playing in the Accrington and District JFL (ADJFL), East Lancashire Football Alliance (ELFA), North Bury JFL (NBJFL), Bolton & Bury DFL (BBDFL), West Lancs Girls FL (WLGFL) and North Valley & Burnley Unity Youth League (NVBUYL). The club has teams from U7's through all age groups up to U18's. All coaches are FA qualified to minimum Level One and all members CRC cleared. The club also runs a turn up and play Mini-League every Saturday morning for boys and girls aged 5–9.
- "Hyndburn ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
- Ekwall, Eilert (1922). The place-names of Lancashire. Manchester University Press. pp. 91, 9. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
- "Domesday Book Online". domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Huncoat Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "X Factor star to tour". Accrington Observer. MEN Media. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
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