Hurstwood

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Hurstwood
Hurstwood Hall - geograph.org.uk - 924882.jpg
Hurstwood Hall, built in 1579
Hurstwood is located in the Borough of Burnley
Hurstwood
Hurstwood
Shown within Burnley Borough
Hurstwood is located in Lancashire
Hurstwood
Hurstwood
Hurstwood shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD881313
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District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURNLEY
Postcode district BB10
Dialling code 01282
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53°46′41″N 2°10′55″W / 53.778°N 2.182°W / 53.778; -2.182Coordinates: 53°46′41″N 2°10′55″W / 53.778°N 2.182°W / 53.778; -2.182

Hurstwood is a rural hamlet on the eastern outskirts of Burnley in Lancashire, England. It is in the civil parish of Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood and the borough of Burnley.

History

The Old English word hyrst is thought to mean a wooded prominence, as 'wood' (OE wudu) has been appended, it may just mean a prominence in this case.[1]

The older part of the settlement contains three buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated Grade II* listed buildings, being particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Hurstwood Hall, the Great Barn next to it, and Spencer House are all thought to have been constructed in late 16th century.[2][3][4]

It is believed that the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser was part of the family that built Spenser House in Hurstwood. Scenes from the 1996 BBC adaptation of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were filmed at Spenser House and Hurstwood Hall.[5]

Geography

To the east is Hurstwood reservoir, and south-east is Cant Clough reservoir, both are passed by the Mary Towneley Loop section of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail and the Burnley Way footpath. The River Brun is usually said to begin at the confluence of Hurstwood Brook and Rock Water at the edge of the hamlet.

People

  • Eddie Cliff, former footballer - lived in Hurstwood in the early 1990s.
  • Richard Tattersall (1724–1795), founder of racehorse auctioneers Tattersalls, was born here. Tattersalls Farm is next to Hurstwood Hall.[6]

Media gallery

See also

References

Citations

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1922). The place-names of Lancashire. Manchester University Press. p. 86. OCLC 82106091. 
  2. ^ Historic England & 1205736
  3. ^ Historic England & 1072638
  4. ^ Historic England & 1280543
  5. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010, archive.org version
  6. ^ Historic England & 1205773

Sources

  • Historic England, "Hurstwood Hall (1205736)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 January 2015 
  • Historic England, "The Great Barn, Hurstwood (1072638)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 January 2015 
  • Historic England, "Spenser House, Hurstwood (1280543)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 January 2015 
  • Historic England, "Tattersalls Farmhouse (left) Tattersalls House and Wood Nook Cottage (right), Hurstwood (1205773)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 January 2015 

External links

  • Tourist guide to Hurstwood - Lancashire Telegraph
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