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Longridge
Longridge
is a medium-sized town and civil parish in the borough of Ribble Valley
Ribble Valley
in Lancashire, England. It is situated 8 miles (13 km) north-east of the city of Preston, at the western end of Longridge
Longridge
Fell, a long ridge above the River Ribble. Its nearest neighbours are Grimsargh
Grimsargh
and the Roman town of Ribchester (Bremetennacum), 3.5 miles (6 km) to the southeast. The parish of Longridge
Longridge
had a population of 7,546 recorded in the 2001 census,[2] increasing to 7,724 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Housing 3 Community 4 People 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The Battle of Preston started from Longridge, Cromwell halting there before taking on Monarchist forces from Scotland.[citation needed] Longridge
Longridge
initially developed outwards from an area around St. Lawrence's Church, at the boundary of the townships of Dilworth and Alston and to the south of the modern-day town centre. Though there was a thoroughfare called 'Market Place', there was no development around that area. Most of the development of the town occurred after 1800.[3] After this time, development occurred at a much faster pace, with expansion northwards including a mill to the north of Kestor Lane. The demand for stone from Longridge's quarries led to the opening of the Preston and Longridge Railway
Preston and Longridge Railway
in 1840 to carry the stone away, for use in such places as Lancaster Town
Town
Hall and Liverpool Docks. The arrival of the railway led to the opening of several cotton mills and the town grew considerably larger from the mid-19th century. The mills and quarries have now all closed, although stone quarried in the town was used to construct the M55 motorway
M55 motorway
in the 1970s. One of the quarries was used as Longridge
Longridge
motor-racing circuit between 1973 and 1978. Longridge
Longridge
railway station closed to passengers in 1930, and the railway was dismantled in 1967. The station buildings were then used as offices for the parish council until 2010 when the Longridge
Longridge
Town Council began a project to renovate and reopen the buildings to the public with help from the Lottery Heritage Fund. Longridge
Longridge
railway station is now managed by Longridge
Longridge
Social Enterprise Company and is home to a heritage centre, the Old Station Cafe and has various business facilities available.[4] Housing[edit] The appearance of the town centre has changed little from when it was first built. Many of the buildings are built of locally quarried sandstone and despite more modern developments the town centre remains largely as it was when it was first developed. The town itself has expanded since the closure of the quarries with the building of new housing estates, as well as council housing. Community[edit] The town is home to 11 pubs, several restaurants, a public library,[5] and a number of primary and high schools. It is also home to an Air Training Corps squadron [6] and an Army Cadet Force
Army Cadet Force
detachment.[7] Longridge
Longridge
is also the location of Alston Hall, a residential adult education college operated by Lancashire
Lancashire
Adult Learning. The local football club, Longridge
Longridge
Town
Town
F.C., has two senior teams and plays in the West Lancashire
Lancashire
Football League. Its ground and clubhouse are situated off Inglewhite Road, behind the Alston Arms. As of 2011, Longridge
Longridge
has its own monthly farmers' market but has recently stopped. Longridge
Longridge
Field Day is a long-standing annual event that consists of a parade through the town and various attractions being held on the town's recreational playing field. It donates money to a different local charity each year. The Field Day organisers also run a pram race through the town, usually on Boxing Day
Boxing Day
each year, to raise funds for both the Field Day and a local charity. People[edit] John Farnworth, a freestyle footballer; Alan Kelly, footballer who played for the Irish national team along with Preston North End; Andrew Miller, who currently plays cricket for Warwickshire (all of which were pupils at the local Catholic high school, St Cecilia's RC High School).[citation needed] Actress Christina Chong lived here and trained at the Sutcliffe School of Dance.[8] Composer Ernest Tomlinson lived close to Longridge
Longridge
until his death in 2015. His library of light orchestral music was housed in his barn.[9][10] See also[edit]

Lancashire
Lancashire
portal

Listed buildings in Longridge

References[edit]

^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Longridge
Longridge
Parish (1170215115)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2018.  ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-10. Retrieved 2009-01-10.  ^ Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council (June 2006). " Longridge
Longridge
Historic Town Assessment Report" (PDF). www.lancscc.gov.uk. Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2006-06-01.  ^ "The Longridge
Longridge
Station".  ^ County Library and Information Service: Longridge
Longridge
Home Page Archived 2008-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "143 (Longridge) SQN".  ^ "Our Detachments - Lancashire
Lancashire
ACF - Army Cadet Force".  ^ "Christina's acting star is rising". Longridge
Longridge
News. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2013.  ^ "Light music concert for composer's 90th".  ^ "Classical Music magazine - Ernest Tomlinson (1924-2015) has died at 90 - Classical Music". classicalmusicmagazine.org. Archived from the original on 2015-06-14. 

External links[edit]

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Longridge
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Town
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Geography of the Borough of Ribble Valley

Towns

Clitheroe Longridge

Villages & suburbs

Balderstone Barrow Bashall Eaves Billington Bolton-by-Bowland Brockhall Village Chatburn Chipping Clayton-le-Dale Dinckley Downham Dunsop Bridge Gisburn Great Mitton Grindleton Horton Hurst Green Langho Low Moor Mellor Brook Mellor Middop Newsholme Newton-in-Bowland Osbaldeston Paythorne Pendleton Read Ribchester Rimington Sabden Salesbury Sawley Simonstone Slaidburn Stydd Tosside Twiston Waddington West Bradford Whalley Whitewell Wilpshire Wiswell Worston York

Parishes

Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley Balderstone Bashall Eaves Billington and Langho Bolton-by-Bowland Bowland Forest High Bowland Forest Low Bowland-with-Leagram Chatburn Chipping Clayton-le-Dale Clitheroe Dinckley Downham Dutton Easington Gisburn Gisburn
Gisburn
Forest Great Mitton Grindleton Horton Hothersall Little Mitton Longridge Mearley Mellor Middop Newsholme Newton Osbaldeston Paythorne Pendleton Ramsgreave Read Ribchester Rimington Sabden Salesbury Sawley Simonstone Slaidburn Thornley-with-Wheatley Twiston Waddington West Bradford Whalley Wilpshire Wiswell Worston

Topography

Centre of Great Britain Forest of Bowland Forest of Pendle Stocks Reservoir Stonyhurst Trough of Bowland

Footpaths

Ribble Way Lancashire
Lancashire
Witches Walk

Hills

Easington Fell Fair Snape Fell Hawthornthwaite Fell Longridge
Longridge
Fell Parlick Pendle
Pendle
Hill White Hill Wolfhole Crag

Waterways

Bashall Brook Dinckley
Dinckley
Brook Mearley
Mearley
Brook R Calder R Dunsop R Hodder R Loud Pendleton Brook R Ribble

tributaries

Sabden
Sabden
Brook Skirden Beck Stock Beck Stydd
Stydd
Brook

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Ceremonial county of Lancashire

North West England
North West England
Portal

Unitary authorities

Blackburn
Blackburn
with Darwen Blackpool

Boroughs or districts

City of Lancaster City of Preston Burnley Chorley Fylde Hyndburn Pendle Ribble Valley Rossendale South Ribble West Lancashire Wyre

Major settlements

Accrington Adlington Bacup Barnoldswick Blackburn Blackpool Brierfield Burnley Carnforth Chorley Cleveleys Clitheroe Colne Darwen Earby Fleetwood Garstang Great Harwood Haslingden Kirkham Lancaster Leyland Longridge Lytham St Annes Morecambe Nelson Ormskirk Oswaldtwistle Padiham Penwortham Poulton-le-Fylde Preesall Preston Rawtenstall Rishton Skelmersdale Waterfoot Whitworth See also: List of civil parishes in Lancashire

Rivers

Calder Darwen Douglas Hodder Irwell Lune Ribble Wyre

Canals

Lancaster Leeds and Liverpool

Topics

Parliamentary constituencies Places Population of major settlements Schools SSSIs Country houses Grade I buildings Grade II* buildings History Museums Lord Lieuten

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