Market Street, Shawforth
|Shawforth shown within Lancashire|
|Population||3,586 (2011. Ward of Facit and Shawforth)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||173 mi (278 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Shawforth is a suburban village within the Rossendale borough of Lancashire, England. It lies amongst the South Pennines along the course of the River Spodden and A671 road. It is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) north-northeast of Whitworth (where population details are included), 5.2 miles (8.4 km) east-southeast of Rawtenstall, and 14.2 miles (23 km) to the north-northeast of Manchester. The appropriate Rossendale ward is called Facit and Shawforth. At the 2011 census it had a population of 3,586.
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.
- 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.
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