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Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

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Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

Bamber Bridge is a large suburban village in Lancashire, England. It is located 3 miles south-east of Preston, in the borough of South Ribble. The name derives from the Old English "bēam" and "brycg", which probably means "tree-trunk bridge". It is mentioned in an undated medieval document. The village is often referred to as "The Brig" by residents. People born in the village, are known as "Briggers".
DistrictSouth Ribble
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5626
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01772
Population12,126
 

Other names by which Bamber Bridge, Lancashire has been known in the past

Bamberbridge

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

Bamber Bridge, eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Blackburn par., NE. Lancashire, 3 miles SE. of Preston, pop. 4431; P.O., T.O.

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