Newsholme, West Riding

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West Riding
Farmhouse at Newsholme - - 164807.jpg
Stankas Hall Farmhouse
Grid reference: SD839514
Location: 53°57’32"N, 2°14’42"W
Population: 50  (2001[1])
Post town: Clitheroe
Postcode: BB7
Dialling code: 01200
Local Government
Council: Ribble Valley
Ribble Valley

Newsholme is a small village and civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It originates as a township of the ancient parish of Gisburn, in the Staincliffe Wapentake. This became a civil parish in 1866. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 50, however the United Kingdom Census 2011 grouped the parish with Horton and Paythorne (2001 pop. 76 and 95), giving a total of 253.[1][2] It lies on the A682 road, four miles north of Barnoldswick and 12 miles west of Skipton.

The civil parish adjoins those of Paythorne, Horton and Hellifield.

In the west of the parish, on high ground overlooking the River Ribble, are the remains of a late Anglo-Saxon or early Norman Ringwork castle, called Castle Haugh but also known locally as Cromwell's Basin.[3] On the eastern side of the village, next to Demesne Farm is the site of a mediæval Manorial Hall called the Old Hall. [4][5]

Between 1872 and 1957 the village had a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line.[6]

The Pennine Bridleway National Trail and Ribble Way pass through the parish, crossing the Ribble on the Paythorne Bridge. [7][8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parish headcount". Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  2. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Newsholme Parish (1170215119)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2018 
  3. National Heritage List 1012521: Castle Haugh Ringwork, Newsholme
  4. National Heritage List 1005093: Site of the Old Hall
  5. "2009 Project selection". Rapid surveys for Lancashire Council. Greenlane Archaeology. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  6. Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) [1962]. Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 20. OCLC 504319235. 
  7. MKH Computer Services Ltd.. "Pennine Bridleway — LDWA Long Distance Paths". Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  8. MKH Computer Services Ltd.. "Ribble Way — LDWA Long Distance Paths". Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
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