Brownhill

Brownhill is a suburb of Blackburn, in the unitary borough of Blackburn with Darwen, in Lancashire, England. It is situated to the north-east of the town centre, in the Roe Lee ward which has an estimated population of around 5948.[1] Other nearby places include Ramsgreave, Wilpshire and Sunnybower.

Brownhill
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Brownhill Arms
Brownhill is located in Blackburn
Brownhill
Brownhill
Shown within Blackburn
Brownhill is located in Blackburn with Darwen
Brownhill
Brownhill
Shown within Blackburn with Darwen
Brownhill is located in Lancashire
Brownhill
Brownhill
Location within Lancashire
Population5,948 
OS grid referenceSD685310
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLACKBURN
Postcode districtBB1
Dialling code01254
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
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Lancashire
53°46′30″N 2°28′37″W / 53.775°N 2.477°W / 53.775; -2.477Coordinates: 53°46′30″N 2°28′37″W / 53.775°N 2.477°W / 53.775; -2.477

Brownhill sports a number of local businesses including Brownhill Pharmacy, Brownhill Post Office, Brownhill Arms (situated approximately 0.3 mi (0.48 km) from Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station[2]) and Videorama.

In the centre of Brownhill is the junction of the A666 Whalley New Road and A6119 Blackburn Ring Road; when the ring road was built in the 1920s[citation needed] it was a roundabout with the Blackburn to Wilpshire tram route through the middle.[3]

Brownhill has three churches: Holy Souls (Roman Catholic), St Gabriels (Church of England) and Trinity (Congregational). St Gabriel's is located on Brownhill Drive, and was built in 1933[4] to replace the original St Gabriel's Church, which was situated on Pearl Street. St Gabriel's is now somewhat of a famous Blackburnian landmark over due to its 'light-up' red cross, which was installed in 1964,[5] can be seen as far away as Clayton-le-Moors (approximately 8 mi (13 km)).

The BP garage in Brownhill offers 24-hour fuel, off licence and grocery services.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council".
  2. ^ "Streetmap.co.uk". Archived from the original on 9 April 2008.
  3. ^ Holden, Duncan. "Tramway history: Chapter 11". Blackburn Transport Net. Archived from the original on 21 September 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  4. ^ "St Gabriel's Church Website: About Us". Retrieved 13 March 2008.[dead link]
  5. ^ Smith, Ray. "Blackburn Encyclopaedia S". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Archived from the original on 25 September 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2008.