Lancashire


Atherton Urban District

Atherton Urban District was from 1894 to 1974 a local government district in Lancashire, England.

Bank Hall Colliery

Bank Hall Colliery was a coal mine near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley, Lancashire.

Burnley Coalfield

The Burnley Coalfield surrounding Burnley, Nelson, Blackburn and Accrington, is the most northerly portion of the Lancashire Coalfield.

Cheetham Close

Cheetham Close, a hill in the West Pennine Moors above Turton in Lancashire, is the site of an ancient stone circle.

Haydock Collieries

Haydock Collieries comprised several pits, some started in the 18th century, on land owned by the Leghs of Lyme around Haydock on the Lancashire Coalfield in north-west England.

Manchester Mummy

Hannah Beswick (1688 – February 1758), of Birchin Bower, Hollinwood, Oldham, Lancashire, was a wealthy woman who had a pathological fear of premature burial. Following her death in 1758 her body was embalmed and kept above ground, to be periodically checked for signs of life.

Mining disasters in Lancashire

Mining disasters in Lancashire in which five or more people were killed occurred most frequently in the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s.

Municipal Borough of Leigh

The Municipal Borough of Leigh, a local government district in Lancashire, England, was created in 1899 and abolished in 1974.

Municipal Borough of Stretford

The Municipal Borough of Stretford was created in 1933 and abolished in 1974. The area it controlled is now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester.

Noon Hill

Noon Hill is an area of the West Pennine Moors in North West England. At its summit is a Bronze Age burial mound.

Peg o’ Nell

Peg o’ Nell is the malevolent water spirit of the River Ribble in Lancashire.

Rivington Gardens

Rivington Gardens cover about 45 acres of the steep west facing slopes of Rivington Moor at the edge of the West Pennine Moors in Lancashire.

Rivington Hall

A Grade II* listed former manor house in Rivington, Lancashire, England, the successor to a 15th-century building that was built near to the present building.

Rivington Pike

A hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors, overlooking the village of Rivington in Lancashire, England.

Rivington Reservoirs

The Rivington Reservoir Chain, or Rivington Pike Scheme, was built for Liverpool Corporation Waterworks between 1850 and 1857 by Thomas Hawksley.

Thomas Hayton Mawson

Thomas Hayton Mawson (1861–1933) was an early 20-century garden designer, landscape architect and town planner.

Tyldesley Urban District

Tyldesley cum Shakerley Urban District and its successor, Tyldesley Urban District. was from 1894 to 1974 a local government district in Lancashire, England. In 1974 the urban district was abolished and its former area was transfered to the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester.

Winter Hill Trespass

The Winter Hill trespass in 1896 was organised when Colonel Ainsworth closed a track leading to Winter Hill denying the right of access to the local population.