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Gawthorpe Hall
Gawthorpe Hall


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Tel code: 01282 | code search
Postcode: BB11 | code search
Population: 75000
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Burnley is to be found in the North West of England in an area known as East Lancashire and was at one time producing a greater length of cotton cloth that any other in the world. It all started around 1296 when a fulling mill was built on the banks of the River Brun. Fulfilling is a process of cleansing, shrinking and thickening the cloth by moisture, heat and pressure, this process effectively cleans and thickens the cloth. The 18th century was of great importance to Burnley, firstly was the introduction of worsted manufacture and by the end of the century Burnley was an important centre for worsted cloth. Then in the second half of the 18th century the manufacture of cotton began to replace that of wool and the Industrial Revolution had brought mechanisation to what had been a cottage industry. This industrial development required more manpower and records show that the population in Burnley in 1801 was around 4000 – by 1851 the population had increased to 21,000. In 1850 there were some 9,000 looms in the town and by 1900 Burnley had 79,000 looms. Together with the cotton and wool mills there were corn mills, iron and brass foundries, machinery works and other industries working in and around the town. The early part of the 20th Century started well for Burnley but by the mid 30’s mass unemployment was starting to hit the town and the increased use of man made material dealt a further blow to the town’s prosperity. Today Burnley has only a handful of firms producing textiles. The mills and looms of yesterday may have now gone but these have been replaced by new purpose built industry and technology parks together with new modern upmarket housing developments. The Leeds Liverpool canal that once brought and took goods to the town is now a feature of the area with tourist barges and ramblers. Good road and rail links mean that access to the town of Burnley is excellent, the manor homes of yesterday attract more tourists to Towneley Hall and Gawthorpe Hall whilst the Charter Shopping Centre in the town centre provides a myriad of stores whilst Burnley still enjoys a traditional market. Population 75,000.


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ALX Accountants
ASC Lancashire & Cumbria
D P M Accounting Services Ltd
Dymond Ashworth Ltd
K M Chartered Accountants
McParland & Partners Ltd


Gawthorpe Hall
Horses and Ponies Protection Association
Mid Pennine Gallery
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum
Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre


Alexander Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Burnley *book online*
Sparrow Hawk Hotel *book online*
Travelodge Burnley *book online*

Care Home

Palace House Care Home


Horses and Ponies Protection Association


St Peter's Church


Apollo Cinemas


Dance - Burnley Dance Centre


Carpe Diem Ltd
Iron Works Nightclub


Burnley Borough Council


Briercliffe Road Dental Practice
Padiham Dental Practice
Petrie Tucker & Partners
The Terrace Dental Practice


Burnley Wood Medical Centre
Colne Road Surgery
Daneshouse Medical Centre
Ightenhill Medical Centre
Manchester Road Surgery

Estate Agent

Bhatti & Co
Combined Property Management Ltd
Cornerstone Independent Estate Agents
Harris & Moss
Petty & Co
Reeds Rains Estate Agents

Golf Club

Towneley Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Invigor8 Health & Fitness


Sparrow Hawk Hotel


Burnley Market Hall
Burnley Open Market
Collectors Fairs
Kings Mill Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Britannia Inn
Coaching House
Derby Inn
Garden Bar
Inn At Burnley Wharf
Number Nine Bar & Brewery
Oaks Hotel
Old Red Lion
Victoria Inn
Woodman Inn


Bella Italia

Farriers Loft
Gram Bangla Indian Restaurant
Inn At Burnley Wharf
Matz Brasserie
Oaks Hotel
Usha Indian Restaurant
Woodman Inn


Clifford Smith & Buchanan
Sfn Solicitors
Walker Crompton Halliwell


1st Call Taxis
A1 Taxis
Delta Cabs


Burnley Mechanics


David Greenhalgh Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Brunokwai - Burnley Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Burnley Athletic Club (Athletics)

Burnley Football Club (Football)
Burnley United (Amateur Football)
Lowerhouse CC (Cricket)


Daisy Chain
Badger Books
Brady Florist
Early Learning Centre
Waterlife & Pets
Dorothy Perkins
B Pearson
Stephen C Bye
L J & R Footwear
J D Sports
The Townsend Gallery
Howarth Gallery

H Samuel
Ernest Jones
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Elegant Enhancements
Flavours Tea Room
Kathleen’s Florist
Thelma Gray Jewellers
River Island


Lonesome Pine Antiques
Brun-Lea Antiques
West Pennine Antiques


Coldwell Activity Centre(Adventure)
Zest Activity Club UK(Adventure)

Clayton Velo(Cycling)
Crowwood Leisure & Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Herd House Riding School(Riding)
Royle Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Rossendale Valley Water Park(Water Sports)

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Sparrow Hawk Hotel (0.37 miles)

Sparrow Hawk Hotel

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Situated in the very heart of Burnley, adjacent to the retail and commercial centre, this hotel exudes traditional Victorian charm and offers all the comforts ... More

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Alexander Hotel (0.65 miles)

Alexander Hotel

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The Alexander Hotel is situated in quiet surroundings near to the beautiful 15th century Towneley Hall and Park. The family run hotel features 16 tastefully furnished, centrally heated en-suite rooms, all ... More

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Travelodge Burnley (0.66 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Rosehill House Hotel (0.66 miles)

Rosehill House Hotel

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Built in 1856, Rosehill House is half a mile south of Burnley town centre. It has retained much of its original architecture and offers free parking and free wireless internet. The hotel ... More

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Premier Inn Burnley (0.72 miles)

Premier Inn Burnley
Ideally located within easy reach of the M65 and national rail links. For shops and local amenities, Burnley town centre is less than a mile away. Local attractions include Turf Moor football stadium, a cinema, ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Express (1.55 miles)

Holiday Inn Express
The newly opened Holiday Inn Express Burnley M65 J10 has 102 self contained modern bedrooms which all come equipped with direct dial phones, high speed internet access , 26" LCD TV's, Freeview, satellite TV, blockbuster ... More | visit website
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Oaks Hotel (2.20 miles)

Oaks Hotel

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Nestled amid 4 acres of landscaped gardens, this renovated Victorian mansion offers attractive accommodation, an effortless drive away from junction 12 of the M65.
Boasting a rich heritage, the hotel has been ... More

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Best Western Higher Trapp Country House Hotel (4.39 miles)

Best Western Higher Trapp Country House Hotel

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Nestled amid over 4 acres of magnificent terraced gardens, this charming country house is beautifully set on the enchanting Pendle Hillside, boasting panoramic views over the Lancashire countryside. Originally built in the ... More

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The Pendle Inn (4.92 miles)

The Pendle Inn
The Home of the Pendle Witches where Log fires and a warm welcome awaits. We offer good, honest Lancashire pub food, fine local ales and en suite holiday cottages to rest your tired legs. We source ... More | visit website
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Number 678 (5.22 miles)

Number 678

Situated in fashionable rural Rossendale close to major motorway networks, the location of the no678 is complemented by ample parking, a contemporary interior, and a calming atmosphere with a riverside location adding that extra 'tranquility', ... More | visit website

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