Shawforth

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Shawforth
Market Street, Shawforth.jpg
Market Street
Shawforth is located in the Borough of Rossendale
Shawforth
Shawforth
Location within Rossendale
Shawforth is located in Lancashire
Shawforth
Shawforth
Shawforth shown within Lancashire
Population3,586 (2011. Ward of Facit and Shawforth)
OS grid referenceSD892207
• London173 mi (278 km) SSE
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townROCHDALE
Postcode districtOL12
Dialling code01706
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°40′59″N 2°09′58″W / 53.683°N 2.166°W / 53.683; -2.166Coordinates: 53°40′59″N 2°09′58″W / 53.683°N 2.166°W / 53.683; -2.166

Shawforth is a ward in the township of Whitworth within the Rossendale borough of Lancashire, England. It lies amongst the South Pennines along the course of the River Spodden and A671 road.

Shawforth in the Middle Ages was a hamlet within the township of Spotland and parish of Rochdale.[1]

Shawforth railway station served Shawforth from 1881 until its closure in 1947.

It is part of the Rossendale and Darwen constituency, with Jake Berry having been the Member of Parliament since 2010.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Clarke 1830, p. 156.
Bibliography
  • Clarke, Stephen Reynolds (1830). The New Lancashire Gazetteer: Or, Topographical Dictionary, Containing an Accurate Description of the Several Hundreds, Boroughs, Market Towns, Parishes, Townships, and Hamlets, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. H. Teesdale and Co.

External links[edit]

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