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Barnoldswick

Picture of Barnoldswick shopping precinct.

Picture of Barnoldswick shopping precinct.

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Books on Barnoldswick

Barnoldswick is another town steeped in history.  Barnoldswick can trace its history back to the Vikings.  Barnoldswick was known as Bernulfsuuic in the Doomsday Book.  In 1147 a monastery was founded here by Cistercian monks from Fountains Abbey, but the locals didn't take too kindly them so they moved on to Kirkstall where they built an abbey.  The monks did leave behind some trace though.  About 10 years after their removal they built the church of St Mary-le-Gill about a mile from Barnoldswick center.  Apparently they built it so far away because of their altercation with the locals.  An old mill town that is now home to many companies; Rolls Royce and Silentnight (actually in Salterforth) being its most famous.

On 17th March 1997, Pendle Council made Barnoldswick town center a Conservation Area (including Manchester Road, Westgate and Town Head), thereby formally acknowledging its special qualities and heritage value.

Come along to a full day and evening of music at Barlick Unplugged - 25 Sep 2004.

Key Features

bulletThe Bancroft Mill Engine
 
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Places of Interest

Description Location Comments
The Bancroft Mill Engine at Barnoldswick

Website: The Bancroft Mill Engine

Gillians Lane The last of 13 mills built in Barnoldswick in 1920.  It closed as a "working" mill in 1978, but re-opened in 1982 as a tourist attraction.  It is powered by a 600 horsepower cross-compound machine with a rope drive and has a 120 foot (36.5m) chimney.

Demonstrations of weaving are carried out regularly.

 

 

Books on Barnoldswick

"The Skipton-Colne Railway and the Barnoldswick Branch", Donald Binns, Paperback - 52 pages

 

Links

Barlick Unplugged

Barnoldswick Barons FC

Barnoldswick Cricket Club

Barnoldswick Parish Web Site

Barnoldswick Online

Barnoldswick ?

Barnoldswick United Online

Towards Earby & Barnoldswick

Barry Lynch

Blues in Barnoldswick

The Barlick Hotel

Bushido Ju-Jitsu Barnoldswick

Coates Lane School

Ghyll Golf Club

Girlz World

Ken Ranson's Home Page

Lancashire Lynch's

Noel Leak's Nomar Racing - Horse Racing Syndicate in Barnoldswick

Noel Leak's StitchInTime

Sam Pease's Page

Stephen Taylorforth's Site

Wendy Walsh - Illustrator & Web Designer

 


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