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Gisburn, Lancashire

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Gisburn, Lancashire

Gisburn (formerly Gisburne) is a village, civil parish and ward within the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire, England. It lies 8 miles northeast of Clitheroe and 11 miles west of Skipton. The parish of Gisburn had a population of 506, and the ward had 1287, recorded in the 2001 census. The former spelling of Gisburne was phased out after the introduction of railways in the parish. Gisburn railway station was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1962.
DistrictRibble Valley
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSD8248
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01200
Population506 (2001 Census)

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


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

Gisburn, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ribble, 7 miles NE. of Clitheroe -- par., 18,129 ac., pop. 1536; township, 1997 ac., pop. 527; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, every alternate Monday; the par. contains the township of Gisburn Forest, 4859 ac., pop. 254; in vicinity of vil. is Gisburn Park, seat of Lord Ribblesdale.

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