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Longridge, Lancashire

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Longridge, Lancashire

Longridge is a small town and civil parish in the borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England. It is situated 8 miles north-east of the city of Preston, at the western end of Longridge Fell, a long ridge above the River Ribble. Its nearest neighbours are Grimsargh and the Roman town of Ribchester, 3.5 miles to the southeast. The parish of Longridge had a population of 7,546 recorded in the 2001 census.
DistrictRibble Valley
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6037
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01772
Population7,546 (2001 Census)
 

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

Longridge.-- small manufacturing town with ry. sta., Eibchester par., N. Lancashire, on SW. side of Longridge Fell, 6 ¼ miles NE. of Preston, pop. 3705; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Longridge is a populous and thriving place, and has nail-making, cotton-spinning, and mfrs. of cotton fabrics. An extensive transport trade in building-stone from the neighbouring quarries is carried on by rail. The railway was opened to Longridge in 1840. Water reservoirs for Preston are here. Longridge Fell extends 54 miles NE. from Longridge to vicinity of the river Hodder, at the boundary with Yorkshire.

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