Huncoat

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Huncoat
Huncoat is located in Lancashire
Huncoat
Huncoat
 Huncoat shown within Lancashire
Population 4,400 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD775305
District Hyndburn
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ACCRINGTON
Postcode district BB5
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Hyndburn
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Coordinates: 53°46′12″N 2°20′24″W / 53.770°N 2.340°W / 53.770; -2.340

Huncoat is a small village in Lancashire, England; situated in the North West. It is located to the east of Accrington.

Huncoat railway station is on the East Lancashire Line.

History[edit]

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.[1] The brief details of the Blackburnshire hundred in the Domesday survey, mention Huncoat with King Edward holding two carucates of land here.[2]

Governance[edit]

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).[3] It has since become an unparished part of the borough of Hyndburn.

People[edit]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1922). The place-names of Lancashire. Manchester University Press. pp. 91,9. 
  2. ^ "Domesday Book Online". domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Huncoat Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "X Factor star to tour". Accrington Observer. MEN Media. 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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