British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Lancashire » Bacup, Lancashire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Bacup, Lancashire

Local area map loading...

Bacup, Lancashire

Bacup is a town within the Rossendale borough of Lancashire, England. It is located amongst the South Pennines, along Lancashire's eastern boundary with West Yorkshire. The town sits within a rural setting in the Forest of Rossendale, amongst the steep-sided upper-Irwell Valley, through which the River Irwell passes. It is 3.5 miles east of Rawtenstall, 6.4 miles north of Rochdale, and 21 miles east of Preston.
Post townBACUP
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8622
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706
Population12,763 (2001 Census)

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


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

Bacup, mun. bor., Rochdale and Whalley pars., Lancashire, 19¼ miles N. of Manchester by rail, 6400 ac., pop. 25,034; 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. Market, daily. The staple industries are cotton spinning and power-room weaving. In the neighbourhood are numerous coal-pits and vast stonequarries. Bacup was incorporated in 1882.

Your comments about Bacup, Lancashire

What do you know about Bacup, Lancashire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus