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Rishton, Lancashire

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Rishton, Lancashire

Rishton is a small town in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire, England, about 2 miles west of Clayton-le-Moors and 4 miles north-east of Blackburn. It was an urban district from about 1894 to 1974. Rishton was the first place that the cloth calico was woven on an industrial scale. Its name means "village (or farm) amid the rushes".
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7230
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population7,350 (2001 census)

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

Rishton, township and ry. sta., Blackburn par., NE. Lancashire, 3 miles NE. of Blackburn, 2982 ac., pop. 4055; P.O., T.O.; has collieries, fire-brick works, #c.; f mile from sta. are Rishton Mills, paperworks.

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