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Samlesbury
Samlesbury
/ˈsɑːmzbri, -bəri/ is a village and civil parish in the borough of South Ribble
South Ribble
in Lancashire, England. Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall, a historic house, is located in the village as is Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Aerodrome. The village is also home to a large modern brewery owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The population of the Civil Parish taken at the 2011 census was 1,206.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall 3 Religious buildings 4 Education 5 Samlesbury
Samlesbury
witches 6 Samlesbury
Samlesbury
brewery 7 Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Engineering 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] The village's name is derived from the Old English
Old English
sceamol, meaning ledge and burh meaning fortification, hence literally "ledge fortification".[2] It may also be that the name at least partly derives from the Roman name for the River Ribble
River Ribble
and its eponymous Celtic deity, Belisama.[3] In the 13th and 14th centuries there was fortified house near the river, probably a stone tower, held by the Denyas family. It was destroyed by the Scots during The Great Raid of 1322. A family heiress, Alicia Denyas, married Gilbert de Southworth, builder of Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall.[4] The parish was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974.[5] In 1974 the parish became part of South Ribble. Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall[edit]

Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall

Main article: Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall
is a manor house built in 1325 which has been many things since then including a public house and girls' boarding school, but since 1925, when it was saved from being demolished for its timber, it has been administered by a registered charitable trust, the Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall
Trust. This Grade I listed medieval manor house attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year. Religious buildings[edit]

Samlesbury
Samlesbury
parish church

Samlesbury
Samlesbury
parish church, like the one at nearby Walton-le-Dale, is dedicated to St. Leonard the Less and was founded in 1096. The church contains a Norman tub font, a medieval bell and Sir Thomas Southworth's funerary armour dating from 1546. It also has a church chest, a two-decker pulpit and a complete set of box pews dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
church is St Mary and St John Southworth. There was previously also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel. Education[edit] Samlesbury
Samlesbury
benefits from having its own primary school called Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Church of England
England
Primary School. The school is located beside the Church of St Leonard the Less, on the banks of the River Ribble.[6] Samlesbury
Samlesbury
witches[edit] Main article: Samlesbury
Samlesbury
witches The Samlesbury
Samlesbury
witches—Jane Southworth, Jennet Brierley and Ellen Brierley—were accused of child murder and cannibalism and tried at Lancaster Assizes on 19 August 1612, in the same series of trials as the Pendle witches. All three were found not guilty in a trial which one historian has described as "largely a piece of anti-Catholic propaganda".[7] Samlesbury
Samlesbury
brewery[edit] Samlesbury
Samlesbury
brewery is a large modern brewery belonging to InBev. It was completed in 1972 to brew Heineken lager for Whitbread. It produces Boddington's Bitter, and bottled and keg Bass Pale Ale for export.[8] Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Engineering[edit] Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Engineering was a subsidiary of the Lancashire
Lancashire
Aircraft Corporation at Warton which was chaired by Sir Wavell Wakefield, later Lord Wakefield of Kendal. The company specialised in bus manufacturing but was capable of high-quality engineering. Their workshop, where the ill-fated Bluebird K7
Bluebird K7
was designed and built, was on the car park behind Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Hall. Bluebird K7
Bluebird K7
was the turbo jet-engined hydroplane in which Donald Campbell
Donald Campbell
set seven world water speed records during the 1950s and in which he was killed on Coniston Water
Coniston Water
in 1967.[9] The Lancashire
Lancashire
Aircraft Corporation, together with Samlesbury Engineering, eventually became part of what is now BAE Systems, which today has a facility at BAE Samlesbury. See also[edit]

Lancashire
Lancashire
portal

Listed buildings in Samlesbury

References[edit] Notes

^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 18 January 2016.  ^ Samlesbury, University of Nottingham's Institute for Name-Studies, retrieved 18 August 2009  ^ Hutton 1993, p. 218 ^ Leslie Irving Gibson (1977). Lancashire
Lancashire
Castles and Towers. Clapham, North Yorkshire: Dalesman Books. p. 44.  ^ Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014 ^ " Samlesbury
Samlesbury
Church of England
England
Primary School". samlesbury.net. Retrieved 2015-01-01.  ^ Hasted 1993, pp. 32–33 ^ " Samlesbury
Samlesbury
( InBev UK - InBev)". ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2009-09-02.  ^ "Made in Preston". Retrieved 2013-02-13. 

Bibliography

Hasted, Rachel A. C. (1993), The Pendle Witch Trial 1612, Preston: Lancashire
Lancashire
County Books, ISBN 978-1-871236-23-1  Hutton, Ronald (1993), The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 978-0-631-18946-6 

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Geography of the Borough of South Ribble

Towns

Leyland Penwortham

Suburbs

Moss Side Walton Summit

Villages

Bamber Bridge Coupe Green Farington Farington
Farington
Moss Gregson Lane Higher Walton Howick Cross Hutton Longton Lostock Hall Mellor Brook Midge Hall Much Hoole New Longton Samlesbury Walmer Bridge Walton-le-Dale Whitestake

Parishes

Cuerdale Farington Hutton Little Hoole Longton Much Hoole Penwortham Samlesbury

Topography

Ribble Estuary West Lancashire
Lancashire
Coastal Plain

Rivers

Darwen Douglas Lostock Ribble

Parks

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