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Twiston is located in Lancashire
 Twiston shown within Lancashire
Population 64  (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SD813438
Civil parish Twiston
District Ribble Valley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01200
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
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Coordinates: 53°53′27″N 2°17′06″W / 53.8907°N 2.2851°W / 53.8907; -2.2851

Twiston is a village and a civil parish in the Ribble Valley District, in the English county of Lancashire. It is near the town of Clitheroe and the village of Downham(in whose parish the population of Twiston is now included). The parish is part of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).[2] It adjoins the Ribble Valley parishes of Downham and Rimington, and the Pendle parish of Barley-with-Wheatley Booth.

Twiston was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Clitheroe Rural District from 1894 till 1974.[3]

Along with Chatburn and Downham, the parish makes up the Chatburn ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council. [4][5]

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Ribble Valley Retrieved 31 July 2010
  2. ^ Forest of Bowland map (Map). Lancashire County Council. 
  3. ^ "Twiston Tn/CP through time". GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chatburn". MARIO. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chatburn". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Twiston lime kiln and associated tramway 250m east of Twiston Mill (1021016)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 

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