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Nelson, Lancashire

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Nelson, Lancashire

Nelson is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England, with a population of 28,998 in 2001. It lies 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Burnley on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It developed as a mill town during the Industrial Revolution, but has today lost much of its industry and is characterised by pockets of severe deprivation and some of the lowest house prices in the country.
DistrictPendle
Post townNELSON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8637
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01282
Population28,998 (2001 Census)
 

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

Nelson in Marsden

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

Nelson.-- town with ry. sta., Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 3½ miles NE. of Burnley and 215 miles NW. of London, 827 ac., pop. 10, 381; P.O., T.O., called Nelson in Marsden; 3 Banks. Nelson is a local government district, comprising parts of Barrowford, Great and Little Marsden, and Wheatley Booth Carr townships. Several mills and mfrs. give employment to the inhabitants, and in the neighbourhood coal is worked.

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