10 Facts About Barnoldswick


Barnoldswick is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Pendle.

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Barnoldswick was an ancient parish in Staincliffe Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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From 1894 until 1974, Barnoldswick formed an urban district within the administrative county of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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At present, Barnoldswick has a town council, and forms part of the West Craven Area Committee on Pendle Borough Council.

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Barnoldswick receives television from Leeds; ITV and BBC Yorkshire are both transmitted from the television mast at East Marton, three miles north east of Barnoldswick.

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Since 1854, Barnoldswick has been the home of Esse stoves, one of the country's oldest standing stove manufacturers.

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Barnoldswick have manufactured in the town since 1854 and clients have included Florence Nightingale, Shackleton and Scott, Alan Hinkes and River Cottage.

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Barnoldswick is home to Silentnight Beds, the United Kingdom's largest manufacturer of beds and mattresses.

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Barnoldswick is served by four primary schools; Gisburn Road, Church School and Coates Lane, whilst St Joseph's caters to the town's Catholic population.

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Barnoldswick was formerly served by a station on the Midland Railway's branch line off the Skipton to Colne Line, though this was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1965.

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