Little Harwood

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Little Harwood
Little Harwood is located in Blackburn
Little Harwood
Little Harwood
Shown within Blackburn
Little Harwood is located in Blackburn with Darwen
Little Harwood
Little Harwood
Shown within Blackburn with Darwen
Little Harwood is located in Lancashire
Little Harwood
Little Harwood
Location within Lancashire
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBlackburn
Postcode districtBB1, BB2
Dialling code01254
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°45′29″N 2°27′43″W / 53.758°N 2.462°W / 53.758; -2.462Coordinates: 53°45′29″N 2°27′43″W / 53.758°N 2.462°W / 53.758; -2.462
Islamic Centre, Little Harwood, Blackburn

Little Harwood is a small part of the English town of Blackburn in Lancashire, England, situated at the northern edge of the town.[1]

Use of land[edit]

Located within the ward are areas of mixed housing, industrial units and open land, including Blackburn Cemetery.

Culture[edit]

Little Harwood is a multi-cultural place and there are many mosques and churches in the town to cater for the various religious denominations.

The Little Harwood Clock Tower was unveiled in 1923 and the hourly chime can still be heard in memory of the local lads that fell during the two World Wars. Its gardens are maintained regularly by council gardeners and provide a quiet alternative to the busy Whalley Old Road.

Education[edit]

There are two state-funded schools located in the ward of Little Harwood: St Stephen's CE Primary School and Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School. St Stephen's was formed 2010 when an infants and junior school combined on one site on Robinson Street at a multi-coloured rectangular building costing around £7million. Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School is a free school which opened in 2012. There are also two independent schools within the ward of Little Harwood; Madressa-e-Islamia Educational Centre and Jamiatul-llm Wal Huda UK School.

Notable people[edit]

Little Harwood is well known as the birthplace of Jack Walker, owner of Walker Steel and Flybe and benefactor of Blackburn Rovers FC, whose parents lived on Whalley Old Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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