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Shawforth, Lancashire

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Shawforth, Lancashire

Shawforth is a suburban village within the Rossendale borough of Lancashire, England. It lies amongst the South Pennines along the course of the River Spodden and A671 road. It is 1.9 miles north-northeast of Whitworth, 5.2 miles east-southeast of Rawtenstall, and 14.2 miles to the north-northeast of Manchester. Shawforth in the Middle Ages was a hamlet within the township of Spotland and parish of Rochdale. Shawforth railway station served Shawforth from 1881 until its closure in 1947.
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8920
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706

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

Shawforth, vil. with ry. sta., Rochdale par., Lancashire, 2 miles S. of Bacup and 4?? miles N. of Rochdale; P.O.; has cotton mills.

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