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Cowpe, Lancashire

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Cowpe, Lancashire

Cowpe is a hamlet in Rossendale, Lancashire, England. It lies in the South Pennines, north of Scout Moor Wind Farm, by the Pennine Bridleway. Rawtenstall is to the west, Bacup to the east and Waterfoot to the north. Directly south over Brandwood and Scout Moors, is Rochdale. 'Cowpe' is thought to derive from 'Cow Pastures'. Cowpe is renowned for its scenery, as is the whole of the Rossendale valley, and houses farms supplying crops and livestock.
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8320
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706

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

Coupe Lench ~ Coupe Lench Newhallhey and Hall Carr ~ Cowpe Lenches Newhallhey and Hall Carr ~ Lench ~ Lench Coupe

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

Lench, Coupe. See COUPE LENCH.

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