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Downham, Lancashire

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Downham, Lancashire

Downham is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England. It is in the Ribble Valley district and as of the United Kingdom 2001 census has a population of 156. The village is on the north side of Pendle Hill off the A59 road about 3 miles from Clitheroe. The manor was originally granted to the de Dinelay family in the fourteenth century by Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. It ceased to be a part of the Honour of Clitheroe in 1558 when it was purchased by the Assheton family.
DistrictRibble Valley
Post townCLITHEROE
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7844
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01200
Population156 (2001 Census)
 

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

Downham, township, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, on river Kibble, 3 miles NE. of Clitheroe, 2300 ac., pop. 272; P.O.; contains D. Hall.

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