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Foulridge, Lancashire - Barnoldswick Road - - 1802443.jpg
Barnoldswick Road
Grid reference: SD889422
Location: 53°52’34"N, 2°10’5"W
Population: 1,503  (2011[1])
Post town: Colne
Postcode: BB8
Dialling code: 01282
Local Government
Council: Pendle

Foulridge is a small village and civil parish in Lancashire, close to the border with Yorkshire. It is situated just beyond Colne, on the route from the M65 to Skipton, and is an important stopping point on summit pound of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, just before it enters the Foulridge Tunnel. Noyna Hill, a well known local landmark, sits a mile east of the village.

Foulridge adjoins the civil parishes of Salterforth, Kelbrook and Sough, Laneshaw Bridge, Colne and Blacko. Foulridge itself originates as township of the ancient parish of Whalley. This was the basis of the civil parish, formed in 1866.

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

According to the United Kingdom Census 2011, the parish has a population of 1,503,[1] a decrease from 1,506 in the 2001 census.[2]


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