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Haslingden, Lancashire

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Haslingden, Lancashire

Haslingden is a town in Rossendale, Lancashire, England. It is 19 miles north of Manchester. The name means 'valley of the hazels'. In the early 20th century Haslingden had the status of a municipal borough, but following local government reorganisation in 1974 it became part of the Borough of Rossendale. At the time of the 2001 census the town had a population of 16,849.
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7823
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706
Population16,849 (2001 Census)

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

Haslingden, market town and township with ry. sta., Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 19 miles NW. of Manchester and 205 miles NW. of London - town, pop. 14,333; township, 4342 ac., pop. 14,298; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday; is a nourishing manufacturing town. Cotton, silk, and woollens are the chief fabrics produced. Ironworks, collieries, and quarries are in operation, and through the Haslingden Canal communication is maintained with Bury, Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

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