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Ribchester, Lancashire

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Ribchester, Lancashire

Ribchester is a village and civil parish within the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Ribble, 6 miles northwest of Blackburn and 12 miles east of Preston. The village has a long history with evidence of Bronze Age beginnings. It is well known as a significant Roman site being the location of a Roman cavalry fort called Bremetennacum; some parts of which have been exposed by excavation.
DistrictRibble Valley
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6435
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254

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

Riblechester ~ Ribodunum ~ Rigodunum

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

Ribchester, small town, par., and township, NE. Lancashire, on river Ribble, 5½ miles NW. of Blackburn - par., 7685 ac., pop. 5378; township, 2211 ac., pop. 1282; P.O.; occupies the she of a Roman station, and has yielded numerous Roman relics.

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