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Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Rawtenstall, Lancashire

Rawtenstall is a town at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, in Lancashire, England. It is the seat for the Borough of Rossendale, in which it is located. The town lies 17.4 miles north of Manchester, 22 miles east of Preston and 45 miles south east of the county town of Lancaster. Nearby towns include Bacup, Haslingden and Ramsbottom.
DistrictRossendale
Post townROSSENDALE
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8124
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706
Population22,000
 

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

Rawtenstall, town with ry. sta., Bury and Whalley pars., NE. Lancashire, 4 miles W. of Bacup and 8 N. of Bury, 1667 ac., pop. 12,571; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; carries on cotton and woollen mfrs.; is of comparatively recent origin, and consists of regular and well-built streets.

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