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FOULRIDGE (pronounced /ˈfoʊlrɪdʒ/ FOHL-rij ) is a small village and civil parish in Pendle , Lancashire
Lancashire
, close to the border with North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
in England
England
. It is situated just beyond Colne , on the route from the M65 to Skipton
Skipton
, and is an important stopping point on summit pound of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
, just before it enters the Foulridge
Foulridge
Tunnel. Noyna Hill , a well known local landmark, sits 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the village.

Foulridge
Foulridge
was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Burnley
Burnley
Rural District from 1894 (until 1974). A detached area of the old township to the east around Barnside and Monkhall, moved to Colne in 1935.

An old tale is of a cow falling into the canal at one end then passing through the tunnel before rescue. It is said it was taken to the nearby pub and revived with a drink. There is also a large reservoir that feeds the canal and boating takes place on here. Barge trips are also available on the canal.

Foulridge
Foulridge
has been part of Lancashire
Lancashire
since the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
and was about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the boundary of the old West Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
. With the creation of the Borough of Pendle in 1974 parts of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, including Earby and Barnoldswick
Barnoldswick
, were transferred to Lancashire, and Foulridge
Foulridge
moved further away from the White Rose county . There is an old village sign which used to mark the boundary with Yorkshire
Yorkshire
which has been affixed to the village hall in the centre of Foulridge. There is a large reservoir in the village which feeds the canal and which in turn is fed from other smaller reservoirs around the village.

Foulridge
Foulridge
also had its own railway station , which closed in 1959.

According to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Census 2011 , the parish has a population of 1,503, a decrease from 1,506 in the 2001 census.

SEE ALSO

* Lancashire
Lancashire
portal

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