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Leeds Liverpool Canal at Salterforth - - 28367.jpg
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Salterforth is located in the Borough of Pendle
Location in Pendle Borough
Salterforth is located in Lancashire
Salterforth shown within Lancashire
Population 637 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SD888454
Civil parish
  • Salterforth
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BB18
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°54′18″N 2°10′12″W / 53.905°N 2.170°W / 53.905; -2.170Coordinates: 53°54′18″N 2°10′12″W / 53.905°N 2.170°W / 53.905; -2.170

Salterforth is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 census was 637.[1] It lies on the B6383 road that connects Barnoldswick to the A56 road at Kelbrook. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal cuts through the village and there are several narrowboat moorings at Salterforth. The canal footpath provides a picturesque walk to Barnoldswick or to Foulridge in the opposite direction.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Salterforth used to be within Skipton Rural District until 1974. Some of the local area is referred to as West Craven alluding to Salterforth's cultural links to the Craven area of North Yorkshire.

Other local towns and villages are; Barnoldswick - 1 mile (1.6 km) north west, Kelbrook - 2 miles (3.2 km) east, Earby - 2 miles (3.2 km) north east, Thornton in Craven 3 miles (4.8 km) north east, Foulridge - 2 miles (3.2 km) south and Colne 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south.

Notable residents[edit]

Phillip Dunn lives in the village - Phillip has been added to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List and is worth an estimated £3.7 million. His wealth derives from his entrepreneurial exploits within Finance and particularly Commercial Debt Recovery.

Phillip is married to Gemma and they have three children.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Salterforth at Wikimedia Commons