Eccleshill, Lancashire

Eccleshill is a civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. The population of the parish was only 319, at the census of 2011.[1][2] It contains the hamlets of Eccleshill, Grimshaw and Waterside.[3] Located within the parish is Shaws of Darwen, whom manufacture goods such as sinks and architectural terracotta.

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Leonard Terrace, Waterside (April 2006)
Eccleshill is located in Blackburn with Darwen
Shown within Blackburn with Darwen
Eccleshill is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population319 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSD707236
Civil parish
  • Eccleshill
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDARWEN
Postcode districtBB3
Dialling code01254
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°42′29″N 2°26′35″W / 53.708°N 2.443°W / 53.708; -2.443Coordinates: 53°42′29″N 2°26′35″W / 53.708°N 2.443°W / 53.708; -2.443

The factory situated in Waterside opened in 1908 and in the 1920s, the company was the largest employer in Darwen.[4]

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway’s Hoddlesden Branch Line, the goods line opened in 1876 passed through the parish. It was built to provide one service to Hoddlesden south of Eccleshill and although the passenger service was proposed, the application was not successful. The goods station at Hoddlesden closed in 1950, but the line remained open to Waterside to serve Shaws of Darwen until 1962.[5]

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  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Eccleshill Parish (1170211124)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 March 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  2. ^ "Eccleshill Parish Council". 11 February 2007. Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Map of Eccleshill parish". Lancashire County Council. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  4. ^ "About Shaws of Darwen". Shaws of Darwen. 16 May 2008. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  5. ^ "England & Wales: closed railways". 5 September 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.