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Altham, Lancashire

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Altham, Lancashire

Altham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Hyndburn, in Lancashire, England. It is the only parish in the borough – the remainder is an unparished area. The village is 4.3 miles west of Burnley, 2.9 miles north of Accrington, and 2 miles north-east of Clayton-le-Moors, and is on the A678 Blackburn to Burnley road. The River Calder passes to the north of the village, and forms part of the parish boundary. In the south west corner of the parish is Altham West, a suburb of Accrington.
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7732
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population897 (2001)

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

Altham, township and eccl. dist. (St James), Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, on river Henburn, 4 miles W. of Burnley, 1440 ac. (23 water), pop. 395.

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