Portsmouth, West Yorkshire

Portsmouth is a village on the A646 road in the Calderdale district, in the county of West Yorkshire, England. Nearby settlements include the towns of Burnley and Todmorden and the village of Cornholme.

Portsmouth
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On Burnley Road in Portsmouth
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
Post townTODMORDEN
Postcode districtOL14
Dialling code01706
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HistoryEdit

 
Current county boundary west of the village

Though it was historically part of Lancashire, the many boundary changes in the area have resulted in the village now being part of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. In the 19th century it was in Cliviger township, Whalley parish,[1] and the border to Yorkshire ran east of the place. For electoral purposes, Portsmouth was counted as part of parliamentary constituencies of Lancashire until 1917, and of the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1918.[2]

The village had a railway station, which was opened in 1849 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway. It was renamed by British Rail to Portsmouth (Lancs) and closed on 7 July 1958.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Marius Wilson (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.
  2. ^ "History of Portsmouth, in Calderdale and Lancashire. Historical administrative units and statistics". A Vision of Britain through Time.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Portsmouth, West Yorkshire at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°43′55″N 2°09′14″W / 53.732°N 2.154°W / 53.732; -2.154