Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire
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Barrowford is a linear village situated to the north of Nelson.It has 17th and 18th century farmhouses and handloom weavers' cottages alongside the later 19th and 20th century mills. Pendle Water streams through the center of the settlement past historic Park Hill, home of the Pendle Heritage Centre and the beginning of the Pendle Way.

The Packhorse Bridge near Higherford Mill is the oldest in Barrowford, dating back to the end of the 16th century. It formerly lay on the old main road to Gisburn which was superseded by the Turnpike road built in 1804.

Although most of the mills have long since gone from Barrowford there is still one remaining - the East Lancs Towel Company, founded in 1932 in the Park Mill in Halstead Lane. One of the very last mill type properties was (March 1999) demolished; the Carrington Viyella plant on Gisburn Road.

    I've lived in Barrowford all my life and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else.      
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