Sharneyford

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Sharneyford
Todmorden Road (A681), Sharneyford (geograph 2137885).jpg
Todmorden Road (A681), Sharneyford
Sharneyford is located in Lancashire
Sharneyford
Sharneyford
Sharneyford shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD881243
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BACUP
Postcode district OL13
Dialling code 01706
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
LancashireCoordinates: 53°42′54″N 2°10′48″W / 53.715°N 2.180°W / 53.715; -2.180

Sharneyford is a hamlet in Lancashire, on the A681 road between Bacup and Todmorden. It is home to one of the smallest schools in Britain, Sharneyford Primary School. Sharneyford Mill, located north of the school, was once the highest in England, at around 1,250 feet (380 m) above sea level;[1] it has now been demolished. Further up the hill there was a chapel, which was replaced by church further down the hill; the chapel became an engine-house for the railway that provided transport to and from the mill, when the mill was destroyed, the engine-house was emptied and abandoned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newbigging, Thomas (1893). History of the forest of Rossendale. J.J. Riley. p. 269. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

External links[edit]

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