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Bridgend looking towards Garw valley

Bridgend

in the county of Bridgend

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Pictures of Edgworth

in the county of Lancashire
Wayoh Reservoir, Edgworth, Lancs

About Edgworth

This attractive hillside village occupies a pleasant rural location close to two pretty reservoirs and the historic house known as Turton Tower. The name Edgworth is Saxon in origin, thus this is an old place with a history lost in the mist of time. It is especially noted for the number of 17th century "Folds" formed as enclosures of farmsteads and cottages, the number of these still remaining, add a measure of interest to the surrounding countryside.

The most interesting of these ancient folds is Brandwood Fold, birthplace of Sir Thomas Barlow, physician to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V. He lived to the ripe old age of 99 and during his lifetime entertained members of the Royal family and noted dignitaries at Greenthorne, the family home. The beautiful russet brick Barlow Institute was built by Sir Thomas and his family, who gifted it to Edgworth upon completion in 1909 as a memorial to his parents.

Edgworth has a lovely Methodist church, this dates back to 1883, but it is believed that Methodism came to the region in the latter half of the 18th century, and John Wesley who is known to have preached nearby may also have preached here. The church, with its short stubby tower, topped by an elegant spire, occupies a commanding village position, it has beautiful original Victorian fittings and is well worth seeing.

Visitors to the village will find plenty to interest them. There are the usual village amenities, shops include a butchers, grocers, newsagents, hairdressers, post office and other specialist shops. Good places to eat can be found, the village has a number of pubs and restaurants, and for anyone wishing to stay to explore the village and its surroundings, there are friendly places for bed and breakfast.

Edgeworth is a good centre for walking, the local landscape has a rich variety of wildlife habitats, particularly around the Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs. Other agreeable places for relaxation include the local cricket and bowling clubs, both offer a warm welcome to visitors.

The village lies close to Ramsbottom, with Darwen being within easy reach, and Rochdale with its interesting museum of the area, can be found a few miles to the south-east of Edgworth.

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Overlooking Paper Mill in Ramsbottom from St.Catherines Way.

Ramsbottom (11 Pictures) in the county of Greater Manchester

(3.1 miles, 4.9 km, direction E of Edgworth)

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Bolton (39 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction S of Edgworth)

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Oswaldtwistle (30 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction N of Edgworth)

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Hoghton (12 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NW of Edgworth)

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Worsley (8 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Greater Manchester

(9.7 miles, 15.5 km, direction S of Edgworth)

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