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Downham

Type:Countryside

Ribble Valley Borough Council, Church Walk, CLITHEROE, Lancs, BB7 2RA

Tel: 01200 425566

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Credit Visit England
Nestling under the bulk of Pendle Hill this is one of the loveliest villages in Lancashire, quiet and unspoiled with a gurgling brook running past the village green and stone-built cottages.

The church tower is a splendid example of 15th century architecture. Successive generations of the Assheton family have lived at Downham Hall since 1558; the present squire is Lord Clitheroe of Downham.

A large stone by the entrance to Downham Hall is said to mark the final resting place of two legionnaires who died on the Roman road during trouble with the Brigantes.

The village was used as a location for the famous film Whistle Down the Wind and more recently the popular BBC drama Born and Bred was filmed here. It also has associations with Old Mother Demdike and other infamous Lancashire witches.

Directions

Road Directions

The village of Downham lies just off the A59 Clitheroe- Skipton road. The closest motorway exit is junction 13 of M56, less than 6 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Clitheroe, nearest bus station Whalley. For further information and timetables contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425566.

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