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Oakenclough, Lancashire

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Oakenclough, Lancashire

Oakenclough is an English village located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire. The proper pronunciation is 'Oakenclew' NOT 'Oakencluff'! Oakenclough is a small and scattered community, which appears to have developed largely as a result of a paper mill being sited here to make use of the water power available from the swiftly flowing River Calder. In 1827, Quaker John Jackson bought the mill from Richard Curtis, a paper manufacturer and farmer who had gone bankrupt.
DistrictWyre
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5447
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01995
 

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