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Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

Darwen is a market town and civil parish located in Lancashire, England. Along with its northerly neighbour, Blackburn, it forms the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen — a unitary authority area. It is known locally as "Darren", and its residents are known as "Darreners". The main road through Darwen is the A666 towards Blackburn to the north and Bolton to the south, and ultimately Manchester.
Post townDARWEN
Administrative CountyBlackburn with Darwen
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6922
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population31,570 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen has been known in the past

Darwen Over ~ Darwen The ~ Over Darwen ~ The Darwen

Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Darwen, Over, mun. bor., market and manufacturing town and township, Blackburn par., NE. Lancashire, 3½ miles S. of Blackburn by rail and 206 miles NW. of London -- bor., 5918ac., pop. 29,744; township, 5134 ac., pop. 27,626; P.O., T.O., called Darwen, 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. Until about the middle of the 19th century, Over Darwen was an insignificant hamlet; it is now a populous and thriving town. It was incorporated in 1878. The staple mfr. is cotton, which employs numerous mills, but there is also a considerable variety of industries, including iron-castings, earthenware, and bleaching and calico printing. At Over Darwen, also, are the Darwen Paper Mills. The vicinity abounds with coal and stone.

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