Sawley, Ribble Valley
Sawley is a village and civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, situated in the Ribble Valley. The population of the civil parish was 305 at the 2001 census, rising to 345 at the 2011 census. Historically an extra-parochial area, it is situated north-east of Clitheroe in neighbouring Lancashire. It is not to be confused with another Sawley in the West Riding near Ripon.
Historically, Sawley fell under the Earl of Northumberland's Percy fee rather than being part of the powerful neighbouring Lordship of Bowland. Sawley Abbey, a ruined abbey of Cistercian monks, is in the village. The abbey was founded in 1147 and dissolved in 1536. By the early 17th-century, the manor had come into the possession of James Hay, who in 1615 was created Lord Hay of Sawley, and later 1st Earl of Carlisle.
- "Civil parish population 2011". http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11128216&c=Sawley&d=16&e=62&g=6442476&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1453547806281&enc=1. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
- The Lordship of Bowland http://www.forestofbowland.com/node/1864
- National Heritage List 1072099: Sawley Abbey
- Whitaker, Thomas Dunham (1878), The history and antiquities of the deanery of Craven 3rd ed., Dodson (Leeds) and Cassell, Petter & Galpin (London), OCLC 504073084, http://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk/history-of-craven.asp
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