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Colne, Lancashire

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Colne, Lancashire

Colne is the second largest town and civil parish in the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England, with a population of 20,118. It lies at the eastern end of the M65, 6 miles north-east of Burnley, with Nelson immediately adjacent, in the Aire Gap with two main roads leading into the Yorkshire towns of Skipton and Keighley. It is 25 miles east of Preston, 25 miles north of Manchester and 30 miles west of Leeds.
Post townCOLNE
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8940
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01282
Population20,118 (2001 Census)

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

Colne, market town and township with ry. sta., Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, on affluent of the Calder, near the Liverpool and Leeds Canal, 26 miles N. of Manchester and 204 NW. of London, 4635 ac., pop. 10,313: P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; is a place of great antiquity, and as early as the 14th cent. was a seat of the woollen mfr.; its principal mfrs. now, however, are mousselines-de-laine and printed calicoes. In the neighbourhood are quarries of limestone and slate.

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