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Newsholme, Lancashire

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Farmhouse at Newsholme - - 164807.jpg

Stankas Hall Farmhouse
Newsholme is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
Shown within Ribble Valley
Newsholme is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population50 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSD839514
Civil parish
  • Newsholme
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBB7
Dialling code01200
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′32″N 2°14′42″W / 53.959°N 2.245°W / 53.959; -2.245

Newsholme is a small village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England, but lies within the historic West Riding of Yorkshire. According to the 2001 census, the parish 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][3] Today it lies near the boundary with North Yorkshire on the A682, 4 miles (6 km) north of Barnoldswick and 12 miles (19 km) west of Skipton.

The parish adjoins the Ribble Valley parishes of Paythorne and Horton, and the parish of Hellifield in the Craven district of North Yorkshire.

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.[4] On the eastern side of the village, next to Demesne Farm is the site of a Medieval Manorial Hall called the Old Hall. [5][6]

Between 1872 and 1957 the village had a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line.[7]

Newsholme was once a township in the ancient parish of Gisburn, in the Staincliffe Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Bowland Rural District from 1894 to 1974.[8] It has since become part of the Lancashire borough of Ribble Valley.

Along with Rimington, Gisburn, Middop, Gisburn Forest, Paythorne and Horton, the parish forms the Gisburn, Rimington ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council.[3][9]

The Pennine Bridleway National Trail and Ribble Way pass through the parish, crossing the Ribble on the Paythorne Bridge. [10][11]

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  1. ^ a b "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2008.
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Newsholme Parish (1170215119)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Wards and parishes map". MARIO. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Castle Haugh Ringwork, Newsholme (1012521)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Site of the Old Hall (1005093)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  6. ^ "2009 Project selection" (PDF). Rapid surveys for Lancashire County Council. Greenlane Archaeology. pp. 22–7. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  7. ^ Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) [1962]. Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (PDF) (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 20. OCLC 504319235.
  8. ^ "Newsholme CP/Tn through time". GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Gisburn, Rimington". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  10. ^ MKH Computer Services Ltd. "Pennine Bridleway — LDWA Long Distance Paths". Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  11. ^ MKH Computer Services Ltd. "Ribble Way — LDWA Long Distance Paths". Retrieved 7 April 2016.

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