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Salterford Lane - geograph.org.uk - 685493.jpg
Entering the parish across Salterford Bridge
Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood is located in the Borough of Burnley
Shown within Burnley Borough
Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood is located in Lancashire
Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood shown within Lancashire
Area 5.60 sq mi (14.5 km2[1]
Population 2,963 (2011) [1]
• Density 529/sq mi (204/km2)
OS grid reference SD875325
Civil parish
  • Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURNLEY
Postcode district BB10
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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53°47′N 2°11′W / 53.78°N 2.18°W / 53.78; -2.18Coordinates: 53°47′N 2°11′W / 53.78°N 2.18°W / 53.78; -2.18

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

The parish contains part of the Pike Hill suburb of Burnley, the village of Worsthorne and the hamlets of Brownside and Hurstwood and the rural area east of the town.

The parish adjoins the Burnley parishes of Briercliffe and Cliviger, the unparished area of Burnley and West Yorkshire.

A Bronze Age round cairn and bowl barrow are located on Hameldon Pasture, with a ring cairn nearby on Slipper Hill.[2][3][4] The remains of two Romano-British farmsteads known as Ring Stones camp is also in the area.[5] All are protected as Scheduled monuments. Traces of a Roman road have been reported heading north-west from Ring Stones.[6]

Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Burnley Rural District from 1894.[7]

During World War II a Starfish site bombing decoy was constructed off Gorple Road to the east of Worsthorne, part of a network designed to protect Accrington.[8] Also a B-24 Liberator from the 491st Bombardment Group USAAF crashed on Black Hameldon in February 1945.[9]

According to the United Kingdom Census 2011, the parish has a population of 2,963,[1] a decrease from 2,986 in the 2001 census.[10]

Hurstwood and Cant Clough reservoirs are in the south-east of the parish, both are passed by the Mary Towneley Loop section of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail and the Burnley Way footpath. Swinden and Lea Green reservoirs are in the north on the boundary with Briercliffe.

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See also


  1. ^ a b c UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood Parish (1170214987)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England & 1008919
  3. ^ Historic England & 1008918
  4. ^ Historic England & 1009112
  5. ^ Historic England & 1009488
  6. ^ Historic England. "MONUMENT NO. 45320 (45320)". PastScape. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Worsthorne with Hurstwood Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  8. ^ Historic England. "STARFISH BOMBING DECOY SF35D (1469070)". PastScape. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  9. ^ Historic England. "42-50668 (1436774)". PastScape. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  10. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Burnley Retrieved 4 February 2010
  • Historic England, "Ring cairn on Slipper Hill (1009112)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 31 July 2015
  • Historic England, "Bowl barrow on Hameldon Pasture (1008918)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 31 July 2015
  • Historic England, "Round cairn on Hameldon Pasture (1008919)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 31 July 2015
  • Historic England, "Two Romano-British farmsteads known as Ring Stones (1009488)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 31 July 2015

External links

Media related to Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood at Wikimedia Commons

  • Map of Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood township boundary
  • Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood Township - British History Online

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