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Calder Vale, Lancashire

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Calder Vale, Lancashire

Calder Vale is an English village, located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire. It lies on the River Calder in a deep valley with only a single road providing access to it. The name Calder is thought to be derived from the Old Norse "kaldr" (cold). The village was founded by Quakers Jonathan and Richard Jackson, and in 1835 a cotton-weaving mill — the Lappet Mill — was built, powered by the River Calder.
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5345
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01995

Other names by which Calder Vale, Lancashire has been known in the past


Calder Vale, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Calder Vale, eccl. dist., Garstang and Lancaster pars., N. Lancashire, 4 miles N. of Garstang, pop. 903.

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