Ramsgreave is a civil parish in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England. The parish is located on the northern edge of Blackburn although it is just outside the Blackburn with Darwen unitary district, and although the south and east of the parish is suburban, the parish also includes a rural area including Ribble Valley's only greenbelt land. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 817.[1] It is served by Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station. There are approximately 6 miles of footpaths and 2.5 miles of road within the parish.

Ramsgreave
Ramsgreave is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
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Shown within Ribble Valley
Ramsgreave is located in Lancashire
Ramsgreave
Ramsgreave
Location within Lancashire
Population817 (2011 Census)[1]
Civil parish
  • Ramsgreave
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLACKBURN
Postcode districtBB1
Dialling code01254
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53°46′30″N 2°30′07″W / 53.775°N 2.502°W / 53.775; -2.502Coordinates: 53°46′30″N 2°30′07″W / 53.775°N 2.502°W / 53.775; -2.502

A former Roman road, between Manchester and Ribchester, passed through the parish, this is now almost entirely on private land.[2]

Ramsgreave has a sporting heritage. As a result of constant boundary changes in the twentieth century, Blackburn Rugby Club spans the border of the parish with pitches being located in both Ramsgreave and Blackburn separated by a small brook. This area has now become surrounded by new build housing up to the brook which is the border with Ramsgreave.

The village was also briefly home Ramsgreave Rugby League Club. The team, which played on the Pleckgate municipal recreation grounds, existed between 1998 and 2004 and was largely the brain child of local students, disheartened by the lack of a local rugby league team. Ramsgreave RFC played in the North West Counties League until the league folded in August 2004. Notable alumni include Mark Abersock (Whynborough Reds) Greg Suligowski (North of England Colts) and Shilul Nituy (Shinti Warriors SA).

The parish has no pubs, churches or public buildings within its boundary. It has several businesses including some farms producing poultry, lamb and beef and businesses housed on Ramsgreave Business Park off Pleckgate Road. Ramsgreave has an active Parish Council who meet every quarter at Wilpshire Methodist Church.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Ramsgreave Parish (1170215124)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Lancashire County Council: Environment Directorate: Historic Highways: Roman Roads in Lancashire: Page 2". Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2008.