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Accrington, Lancashire

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Accrington, Lancashire

Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England. It lies about 4 miles east of Blackburn, 6 miles west of Burnley, 20 miles north of Manchester city centre and is situated on the mostly culverted River Hyndburn. Commonly abbreviated by locals to "Accy", the town has a population of 35,203 according to the 2001 census and the urban area has a population of over 70,000. Accrington is a former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries.
DistrictHyndburn
Post townACCRINGTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7528
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population35,203
 

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

Old Accrington

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

Accrington, mun. bor., Whalley par., NE. Lancash., 22 miles N. of Manchester and 209 miles NW. of London by rail, on banks of river Hinburn, 3425 ac. (17 water), pop. 31,435; is an important seat of the cotton-printing trade, with numerous cotton-mills, bleaching works, and extensive collieries in the vicinity; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. In 1878 Old and New Accrington were incorporated under the name of Accrington.

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