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Ice Street (1878-1980) 101 Whalley Range Nos 9-51 and 2-62
I L P Institute Freckleton Street (1915-30)                            
secretary: W G Ainsworth (1915); J Bennett (1924-5); W H Sutcliffe MA (1930)

Immanuel CE Church Pleasington Feniscowles the foundation stone was laid by William Feilden Esq MP for Blackburn 5th February 1835 and consecrated 3rd October 1836 by the Lord Bishop of Chester. Contained 473 sittings of which 234 were free. William Feilden gave £1000 towards the stipend.

Immanuel (C of E) National School (1878-1930) Preston Old Road Cherry Tree mixed and infants

Imperial Mill Wallace Street / Gorse Street Greenbank c 1900 was Grade 2 listed in 1974. Designed by Sydney Scott it was the only purpose built ring spinning mill to be built in the town. Owned by Imperial Ring Mill (Blackburn) Ltd (1902-29) spinners, the weaving shed was added in (1907), later by The Lancashire Cotton Corporation Ltd (1929-58), Courtaulds then took over until (1980-1). The Lancashire Saw Co. purchased it in 1982 and still operates there. It was powered by a Yates and Thom triple expansion engine. 

Imperial Terrace (1903-29) 105 Preston New Road

Imperial Theatre Group (1921) based at St George's Church Mill Hill

Improvement Commissioners a committee of gentlemen who looked after the affairs of the town prior to a town council being elected in 1852                                                                          see also Select Vestry

Improvement Rate office Town Hall (1870)               collectors: Richard Watson & George S King (1870)

Income, Property and Assessed Taxes offices 2 Richmond Terrace (1885-1930) Preston New Road (1929) Regent Street (1941-56)

surveyor: John Mansergh (1889) Thomas Blackwell (1897-1900) J Hunter (1909) clerk to the Commissioners: D B Woodfall (1885-1915) collector: R Duckworth (1889-1909) clerk: George H C Manning (1924-30);

Income Tax office 11 Nab Lane (1870);                                                 collector: Robert Duckworth (1870)

Law Courts chambers, Northgate (1939-51); (3 District) 56 Ainsworth Street (1951)

Independent Academy established in 1816. A collegiate institution set up by the congregational dissenters of Lancashire for the education of young men for the ministry.

Independent Chapel Chapel Street (1818) Independents had existed in Blackburn since 1764

                                                                                                                     Minister: Rev James McQuhae (1789)

Independent Chapel James Street erected 1840 having been founded in 1777

Independent Chapel (1852) Mount Street

Independent Labour Party (Institute) Venetian Hall 17 Victoria Street (1900-3) Cort Street (1909-12) Freckleton Street (1929-30) 41 Regent Street (1942)    secretary: F Shepherd (1900) J W Mitchell (1903) James Frankland (1909-12) W H Sutcliffe (1930) T Worthington (1942)

Independent Order of Oddfellows (Blackburn Branch - Loyal Spectator Lodge No 47) (formed 1819)

5 Tacketts Street                                                                   secretary: J Coulthurst (1915)

Independent Order of Rechabites (S U) (No 71 District) 24 Preston New Road (1915) 41 Regent Street (1924-58) Dewhurst Street (1960s)                                              secretary: T Worthington AFI (1915-47)

India mill Haygarth Street now accessed from Harwood Street owned by Hutton & Baynes (1870-1915) cotton manufacturers 876 looms jacconettes mulls & dhooties etc. then Farrar-Baynes Taylor & Co Ltd (1922-39) cotton manufacturers purchased by Graham & Brown Ltd wallpaper manufacturers (1946)

India mill (The Electric) Skew Bridge owned by Little Harwood Commercial Co Ltd (1922) British Needlefelt Co Ltd (1958) felt manufacturers

India Street (1903-80) Dixon Street Nos 1-11

Industrial Day School Mayson Street Blackburn            superintendent / matron: Miss Sarah Quayle (1897-1903)

Industrial Home for Girls Wensley House (Viewfield House) Oozehead Lane (1885-1941)

            matron: Miss H Finney (1885) Miss E Lawes (1889) Mrs. Armstrong (1897-1909) Miss F Short (1915)

Industrial Street (1899) Little Harwood Nos 1-21 and 2-24

Industrious Bees Co-operative Society Ltd. (1878-81) grocers and drapers,

56 Havelock Street (1878-81); Hamilton Street (1878) and Mill Hill (1878) Blackburn       

                                                                                                            secretary: Henry Campbell (1878-81)

Infectious Diseases Hospital                                                                              see Park Lee Hospital

Infirmary                                                                           see Blackburn & East Lancashire Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Close (1980)

Infirmary Cup set up in 1932 by Sir John Rutherford for football teams from mills and workshops in the Blackburn area. Became Orphanage Cup

Infirmary mill (Pinch Noggin) Highfield Road / Infirmary Street built by Ingham owned by James Thompson & Sons (1870) manufacturers then by W & R Greenwood (1878) cotton manufacturers then R T & H Greenwood (1887-94) 500 looms dhooties dobbies & fancies & Greenwood Bros Ltd (1902-30) cotton manufacturers. James W Oates Ltd (1958) complete mill furnishers & textile machinery merchants

Infirmary Office 15 Richmond Terrace (1897)                                       secretary N A Smith (1897)

Infirmary Road (1870-1980) Bolton Road Nos 1-49

Infirmary Street (1870-1980) Bolton Road Nos 11-125 and 6-136 most demolished 2009

Infirmary Street Primitive Methodist Church

Information and Citizen's Advice Bureau 7 Tacketts Street (1951-8); Exchange Street (1960s);                                                                                                                      information officer: James H Crook (1951)

Ingham Street (1870-1966) 61 Higher Audley Street Nos 1-123 and 6-114

Ingham Street Iron Works (1881-1903) Higher Audley Ward Brothers (1881-1903) jacquard machine makers

Ingledene (1878) 143 Preston New Road

Inkerman Street (1870) (15) 31 Randal Street named after the Battle of Inkerman on 5th November 1854 in the Crimean War. Nos 1-71 and 2-68

Inland Revenue Land Valuation offices Claremont Lilford Road (1941)

Inland Revenue office White Bull Hotel Church Street (1870) New Market Street West (1878-81) Richmond Chambers (1889-1909)

supervisor: Thomas Gibson (1870) Anthony McLean (1878-89) John Jones (1897-1903) J Simpson & T Waddington (1909)

Customs and Excise Preston New Road (1912)               district valuer: A W R Simpson (1912) Joseph Bassnett (1915-35)

Valuation Dept. Central Buildings Richmond Terrace (1915-35) Claremont Lilford Road (1935-9) Regent Street (1942-58) Quarry Glen Billinge End Road (1951)

Inland Revenue Collector of Taxes office & A District Blakey Moor (1939-51)

(Districts 1 & 2) Regent House Regent Street (1942-51) (B District) 31 Northgate (1942-51) (District 3) Regent Street (1946-7) 56 Ainsworth Street (1951)

Inner Relief Road                                                                                       see Barbara Castle Way

Inspector of Nuisances office Clayton Street (1870)                          inspector: Joseph Joy (1870)

Institute of Domestic Science Whalley Range (1930-51)

Institute of North and North-East Lancashire Deaf and Dumb Society 61 Northgate

                                                                                                                        secretary: W H Sames (1903)

Insurance Committee to the Borough of Blackburn 44 Ainsworth Street      clerk: Henry Whittaker (1930-9)

Intack (1836) Accrington Road

Intack Barn Estate (1750)

Intack Council School (1939-51) Whitebirk Road

Intack CP School (1992-99) Whitebirk Road

Intack Crescent (built 1859) Bank Lane 230 Accrington Road later Shadsworth Road Intack Nos 1-9 and 32/34

Intack Estate Office 19 Richmond Terrace (1924-42); 51 Ainsworth Street (1946-7)

                                             (Frank) John L'E Heppard (1924-47)

Intack Farm (1870-1915)                                                                           James Duckworth (1870)

Irene Place (1912) 26 Irving Place

Irene Street (1903) Nos 1-17

Iron Bridge Freckleton Street Edwardian road bridge over the Bolton Road railway sidings. Demolished 2007 for new bridge

Iron Street (1878-1980) 82 Bolton Road                                                             previously Harrison Street

Irish National Club (1897) 1 Cort Street (1889-1900) Aspden Buildings Preston New Road

                                                                                                                      secretary: Richard Hutchinson (1900)

Irish National League (branch) Cort Street (1889)                                           secretary: F Collins (1889)

Ironfounders' and Engineers' Association 5 St. John's Place (1870)

Irving Place (1899) Crompton Place / Saunders Road named after Dr William Irving who lived and practiced on Ainsworth Street Nos 1-41 and 2-26

Irwin Private Road (1929) Langham Road

Isherwood Street (1903-80) 1a John Thomas Street Nos 13-21 and 2-16

Isle of Man (1851)

Isle of Man Terrace (1903-2011) opposite cemetery 105 /3 99 Whalley New Road

Islington (1851)

Islington Street (1831-1959) off 3 Canterbury Street Town's Moor Nos 2-6 and 34

Islington back (1929) 6 Islington

Islington Particular Baptist Church (1870) a church society was formed in 1760 and a meeting house opened 29/th May 1765.

Ivy Bank (1878) 19 Duke's Brow

Ivy Bank (1881-1930) 14 Shear Bank Road

Ivy Bank (1878) 1 West Park Road

Ivy Bank (1903-30) Feniscowles 7 houses

Ivy Street (1870-1980) 11(18) Hall Street / Infirmary Street Nos 7-45 and 6-38

Ivy Street Community Centre (1996)

Jack Croft (1618-1980) 53 Grimshaw Park 24 & 24a

Jackhouse (1818)

Jackson Street (1818-1959) 14 Bradshaw Street

Jack Walker Way Fearnhurst (1990s)

Jacobs Meadow (1750)

James Square (1836-1929) 11 Chapel Street

James' Street (1795) 70 Victoria Street / Chapel Street (St John's Place) Nos. 51 & 53 built 1791 Grade 2 listed in 1974. Previously known as Chippendale Lane.(`1836-7) Nos 1-95 and 8/10

James Street (1824-70) High Street / Mosley Street / Rockcliffe Street Nova Scotia

James' Street Independent Chapel (1841) built to accommodate 1,000 worshippers. The final service was on 27th August 1961.

1st Blackburn Company of the Boys' Brigade formed (1903)

1st Blackburn Company The Girls' Life Brigade formed (1908)

Band of Hope Society formed (1861)

James' Street Congregational Church (1870-1928)                          see 1928 Blotter

Jardine Street (1851-1958) 10 Sykes Street

Jarrett Fold (1827) Blakey Moor

Jasper Street (1851) 424 Whalley New Road

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall built 1880 (1992) St Peter's Street

Jenkins (1851) Livesey

Jersey Street (1903-80) King's Road Mill Hill Nos 2-12

Jerusalem Chapel (1852) Ainsworth Street

Jerusalem School Anvil Street (1870)                                                    Miss Roylance

Jessel Street (1899-1980) Watson Street Mill Hill Nos 1-25

Jewish Synagogue Paradise Lane (1893-1930) 19 Clayton Street (1930-51) Rev I Gallant (1893)

Jobson Passage (1851)

John Bright Street (1870-80) Christ Church / Amberley Street / 72 Lower Audley Street No 21

John Smethurst Nursery School (1992-99) St James' Road

John Street (1788-1966) 9 Old Chapel Street / Water Street Nos 3-33 and 2-78

John Street (1870) Garden Street

John Street (1870) 26 Burnley Road

John Thomas Street (1878) Bolton Road Nos 1a-61 and 2-52                     now Kirby Road

Johnson Field (1824) Furthergate

Johnston Close (1980)

Johns(t)on Street (1870) 91 Montague Street Nos 1-149 and 2-124

Johnston Street Mills owned by R Tattersall Ltd (1958) needlefelt manufacturers

Joiners' Club 30 Town Hall Street (1870)                                                          secretary: Thomas Walker (1870)

Joiners' Row (1822-1949) 15 Grimshaw Park

Joiner's Society (1838)

Joseph Street (1870-1966) 10 Hope Street off 6 Barley Lane Nos 1-53 and 2-66

Joy Bank (1929-49) Feniscowles

Jubilee Boys' Club Tontine Street (1939-51)

Jubilee Brewery (1818) Darwen Street run by William Clark of New Street Snig Brook

Jubilee Mill (Dandy Factory) Darwen Street built by Bannister Eccles & Co of Lower Darwen (1820-4) but burned down in 1842. Re-built by George Briggs (1852) cotton spinner & manufacturer Later owned by D & W Taylor (1894) with Audley Bridge Moss Street Cobden Bridgewater and Park Place mills 111.800 spindles 2152 looms plain and figured goods dhooties stripes shirtings twills sheetings flannelettes and home trade goods. John Taylor (Blackburn) Ltd (1902-15) cotton spinner and manufacturer

Jubilee Mill (works) Logwood Street (1891) W H Beesley winder and warper 2,400 spindles. William Green & Co (pre 1922) John Forrest (Mill Furnishers) Ltd (1958)

Jubilee Mill Gate Street owned by Doris Manufacturing Co (1922) Harwood Prospect Mill Co Ltd (1930) cotton manufacturers

Jubilee Street (1820) 55 Darwen Street / Railway Station

Jubilee Terrace (1912-30) 30 Langham Road

Jubilee Terrace (1903-30) Shorrock Lane Mill Hill

Jubilee Terrace (1903-30) Feniscowles 4 houses

July Street (1929-80) Walter Street

June Street (1929-80) Walter Street

Junior Instruction Centre (unemployed), Walter Street (1939)                     superintendent: Miss Fell (1939)

Juniper Street (1903-80) 31 Maple Street Nos 2-10

Juvenile Employment Bureau Richmond Terrace (1942-57)                        secretary: G F Hall B Sc. (1946-7)

Juvenile Remand Home 110 Cherry Street (1939-47)

  superintendent: W Bebbington (1939); J Jackson (1942-7)

Kathleen Ferrier Society (2001)

Kay Fold (1881-1929) in St. Michael's Ward

Kay Fold Farm Ramsgreave (1841-90)

Kay Street (1836-1980) Gt Bolton Street / 1 Bolton Road Nova Scotia Nos 19& 41 and 38-40

Keele Walk (1980)

Kelly Street (1929-80) 2 New Wellington Street

Kelsall Avenue (1958) 360 Whalley Old Road

Kelsall Avenue Nursery School (1999) Kelsall Avenue

Kemp Delph Knuzden

Kemp Street (1836-1966) 124 Grimshaw Park Nos 3 and 6-68

Kemp Street Mission (Christ Church) started in November 1895 was closed 20th may 1925

Kendal Close Fearnhurst (1990s)

Kendal Street (1870) off 45 Randal Street Nos 1-25 and 2

Kendal Street Wesleyan (Free) Methodist School-Chapel Brookhouse Fields foundation stone laid 21 February 1874 and opened the same year costing £1,600 to seat 400 persons.

Kensington Chambers (1881-1949) Simmons Street off Sudell Cross

Kensington Place (1878-1929) Sudell Cross Nos 3-9

Kent Street (1870-1980) 103 Lower Audley Street Nos 13-29

Kent Street mill occupied by Messrs John Thompson & Co had boiler explosion on 1st December 1905 (1922)

Kentmere Drive (1980)

Kenworthy Street (1872-1980) 33 Whalley New Road named after William Kenworthy inventor and industrialist management at Hornby mills

Kenyon Street (1870-1980) 16 Gorse Street / 15 Holehouse Street

Kestrel Close (1980)

Keswick Drive (1980)

Key Fold Farm (1870-2001) off Ramsgreave Drive Ramsgreave                  William Butterfield (1870)

Kidder Street (1903) next street Blackburn side of Tweed Street Ewood Park Nos 9-19

Kilbride House (1929) 62 Redlam

Killamite Methodist Chapel Ainsworth Street (1818)

Killiard(s) Lane (1958) Billinge End Road

Kiln Bank Cottage (1881) 3 Cedar Street

Kimberley Road (1929-58) Gorse Road

Kimberley Terrace (built 1900) 234/304 Accrington Road

Kingdom Hall (1992) St Peter's Street                                                    see Jehovah's Witnesses

King George's Halls Northgate                                                                see Public Halls

King George's Fields Pleasington was opened on 5th July 1963 by H R H Duke of Edinburgh KG KT                                                                                                                                     see Pleasington Playing Fields.

King Street & back (1795) 14 Astley Gate top part once called Sudell Street Nos. 2 & 4 built 1741 No. 33 built 1804 front re-built 1894 Grade 2 listed in 1974. Nos. 35, 37, 39 and 41 built 1779 Grade 2 listed in 1951. Nos. 42, 44 & 46 late 18th c. Grade 2 listed in 1986. Nos 1-123 and 2-120

King Street (1878) Livesey

King Street Back (1870) 12 Leyland Street

King Street Bridge formerly known as Woolley Bridge in 18th cent.

King Street Mill ran by William Thorp (1820-4) cotton spinner James Pemberton then followed by Cotton & Slater (1870) manufacturers then J S & J Slater (1878-1904) cotton manufacturers also Blackburn Beaming Co winders and beamers (1891-1922) 1,700 spindles (1891)

Kings (1851) Feniscowles

King's Acre (1750)

King's Bridge Street (1848) 26 Queen's Terrace Mill Hill

Kings Court (1851)

King's Fold Street (1929-58) King's Bridge Street Mill Hill

King's (Fold) Farm (1848-81) Livesey                                                    Robert Hindle (1870)

King's Hall Picture Palace (Ritz 1952) (the Scrat) Bank Top (opened 6/1909-1/1958)    

                                                                                                                        manager: E Eccles (1915)

King's Head Inn King St / Freckleton Street built by John Ainsworth about 1765. Grade 2 listed 1974

King's Road (1899) Bentham Street Livesey Nos 1-85 and 2-68

King's Terrace (1903-30) King's Bridge Street / Canal Street Mill Hill Nos 1-15 and 2-18

Kings Way (1980)

Kingsway Home (1980)

Kingston Place (1912-80) Cross Street Lower Darwen

King William Street (1851) 17 Church Street (formerly Livesey Street in 1824-34) ran from Lord Street to Thunder Alley (Town Hall Street). The Victoria Buildings at the top of the market was the home of E H Booth & Co. for 64 years when they moved in 1966 because of the town centre demolition. Nos 1-61 and 6-84

Kirby Road (1929) Hollin Bank                                                                was John Thomas Street

Kirby Street (1980)

Kirkbride Close (1980)

Kirkham Lane (1836-1966) 18 Limbrick Nos 37-63 and 2 & 24/28

Kirkside (1929) 51 Preston New Road

Kirkstone Avenue (1980)

Kitchen Row (1893) Knuzden known as “The Wagtail"

Kitty Low Well (1850) Longshaw

K S C Headquarters Columba Hall 26 Simmons Street (1930); Cort Street (1951);                                                                                                                                                           secretary: C Cooper (1930)

Knightly Grove (1903-29) 64 Longshaw Lane Nos 3/7

Knighton Avenue (1929) Lammack off Whinney Lane 

Knowlemere Avenue (1958) Bank Lane

Knowles Court (1851)

Knowsley Lane (1980)

Knowles, Mark & Co (1864) Walpole Street Iron works brass & iron founders and machine makers

Knowlesley Road (1958) tramcar terminus Wilpshire

Knowsley (1843) at end of Billinge End Road east of road leading to Pleasington

Knuzden (Knusden, Knsden) (1618) Accrington Road after Intack

Knuzden Bar (1872) St Thomas'

Knuzden Brook (1832-1951) Accrington Road 14 properties

Knuzden Brook Bridge (1893)

Knuzden Brook Brow (1848) now Cabin End Row

Knuzden Brook mill built by Mr Bulcock in 1834 passed to the Pilkington Bros & Co. in the 1840s owned by James Hesketh (1855) power loom weaver & manufacturer then John Baynes Ltd (1862-1951) cotton spinners and manufacturers along with Cicely Bridge and Furthergate mills. Suffered a devastating fire on 19th February 1885 when 2 firemen and 5 rescue workers were killed. Re-built as a weaving shed after some years closed in 1968 and used by Darwen Storage Co. for industrial storage

Knuzden Hall (1699) built by George Ainsworth and bought by Christopher Baron of the same family at Pleasington.

Knuzden House (1870) the vicarage for St Oswald's Church Bank Lane was opened on 18th August 1927 by Mr Joshua Duckworth                                                                                         Robert Lund (1870)

Knuzden Methodist Free Church (1889) its foundation stone was laid by Mr Walmsley Preston on 13th January 1863. Methodism had come to Knuzden in 1856. The church closed in 1983.

Knuzden Moss Pit was sunk in 1854 and closed in 1884

Knuzden Toll Bar (1872) opposite Knuzden Brook Inn

Labour Club Victoria Chambers, Victoria Street (1930);Cort Street (1930-42)                                                                                                                                                                    secretary: G B Eddie (1930-42);

Labour Exchange 100 Darwen Street was opened 2/2/1910. Central office for Blackburn, Accrington, Darwen and Rishton                                                           District Manager: Mr. Livingstone (1912); Tom Robinson (1915)

Labour Representation Committee 17 Victoria Street                                  

                                                                                         secretary: J Frankland (1912); William Sheppard (1915)

Labour Trades Council 21 Clayton Street (1951)

Laburnum Road (1929) 248 Whalley New Road had 80 “BISF" prefabricated house built from 1948

Laburnum Walk (2011) off Laburnam Road

Ladies' Charity 10 John Street (1824) 25 Chapel Street (1870)                            

       matron: Mary Pilkington (1824) Mary Haworth (1870)

Ladies' Freemasons Society 79a King William Street (1951)                       secretary: Mrs. H Munroe (1951)

Ladies Lying-in Charity (1852)   

Lamb Close (1750)            

Lambeth Place (1903-12) Lambeth Street Nos 7-91 on Lambeth Street

Lambeth Rope Works established in 1789 by Thomas Hart still in operation (1958)

Lambeth Street (1870-1980) 4 Bottomgate / Copy Nook Nos 1-91 and 6-190

Lamlash Road (1958) Shadsworth

Lammack (Lamack, Lamock, Lambocke, Lammocke) (1628)

Lammack CP School (1953) Lammack Road

Lammack Farm (1870)                                                                              William Butterworth (1870)

Lammack Methodist Church (1959) Lammack Road the foundation stone laid by Mr. G F Singleton 3rd October 1959.

Lammack Road (1958) Shear Brow

Lammack Slack Farm (1843-1958) Whinney Lane     James Bradley (1870) Mrs Hannah Topping (1878)

Lancashire Amalgamated Tape Sizers' Association Hart's Chambers 2 Victoria Street (1930) secretary: J Hopwood (1930); J Crawshaw (1951)

Lancashire Artillery Volunteers (3rd A Brigade and of 5th LAV) HQ in 40 (50) King Street (1870)

Lieut-Col J B Bowdon CO (1870);

Administrative Battalion, Canterbury Street (1870); Major A J Robinson (1870);

Major E H Osborne CO (1878); Sergt.-Major P Sweeny & Sergt S Burrows drill instructors (1878);

Captain C A Empson RA adjutant; P J Sweeny RA sergeant major; George Haskell sergeant instructor (1881)

Lancashire Automobile Club (Association) County Bank Chambers 1 New Market Street (1903-51) Kensington Place Preston New Road (1956-8)

secretary: J Campbell (1912-30); C Yates (1930-47); Joe Taylor (1951);

Lancashire and Cheshire Old People's Hostel, 468 Audley Range (1951)

Lancashire & Cheshire Telephonic Exchange Company Limited 14 Astley Gate (1885-9)

                                                                                                                        manager: J A Chambers (1885-9);

Lancashire County Constabulary 53 King Street (1942-58)           

superintendent: R C Floyd (1946-7); John Woodmansey (1951)

Lancashire County Council Public Assistance Department (No 5) Area, Mill Lane (1942-7)

Lancashire County Police Patrol department Sawrey Street (1951)

Lancashire Daily Post office 1 New Water Street (1903-15)     publishers: George Toulmin & Sons (1903-15)

Lancashire Evening Post office 1 New Water Street (1951)

Lancashire Evening Telegraph                                                              see Northern Daily Telegraph

Lancashire Football Association 42 Ainsworth Street (1881) Central Buildings 25 Richmond Terrace (1885-1903) 42 Ainsworth Street (1924) 26 Preston New Road (1929-58)                                                  

                                        secretary: R P Gregson (1885-1903); F Hargreaves (1912-47); John Robinson (1951)

Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (8th AB and 2nd LRV Corps) formed in 1852 at Bull Hotel Ten companies with their HQ in Canterbury Street Barracks; 6 in Blackburn; 2 Over Darwen; 2 Clitheroe.

Hon.Col. Le Gendre N Starkie (1878); Major CO A I Robinson (1878); Captain & Adjutant H C Whitlock (1878); drill instructor Robert Hunt (1878); barracks master Thomas Isherwood (1878);

Colonel Arthur I Robinson CO; Major H C Whitlock adjutant; G E Copperthwaite sergeant major (1881)

Lancashire Social Club Larkhill Street (1935-47)                             

secretary: J Keiran (1935); J Aspin (1939-42); J McCloud (1947

Lancashire Trust Investment Society Lord Street West.(1912-15) secretary: R J Holgate (1915)

Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank               

29 Church Street (1878-81)                                                                                   manager: David Hope (1878-81)

Darwen Street;                                             manager: Arnold Sugden (1897-1903) F W Shawcross (1912-15)

Lancashire and Yorkshire and London and North Western (Joint) Railways

Feniscowles Station;                                                                                      station Master: Henry Hindle (1912-15)

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co. (1870-1900)

Receiving Office: 18 Town Hall Street (1878);                                       agent: Thomas Mitchell (1878)

Passenger station (Station) Railway Street (Road) (1889-1909)       

                               station master: George Haworth (1870) R B Nield (1897-1912) Joseph Mottershead (1915)

Goods station Bolton Road (1889-1909)            

            goods agents: Thomas Mitchell (1870) J S Collin (1897) Stephen Parkinson (1900-12) E Davies (1915)

Lancaster Court (1980)

Lancaster Delph (1900) Wensley Fold

Lancaster Place (1912) Limefield Preston New Road named after Dr Joseph Lancaster who owned an estate extending from Miles Wife Hey (Limefield) to Wensley Fold. He lived in a large house at the corner of Northgate and Thunder Alley now the library. Nos 3-17 and 12-76

Lancaster Street (1878-1980) 71 Wensley Street Nos 1-77and 2-62

Lancastrian School Chapel Street (1818)

Lancing Place (1980)

Lane Ends (1832) Shire Brow                                          see Four Lane Ends also Revidge Lane Ends

Lane Ends Farm (1870) Lower Darwen                                                 John Gorse (1870)

Lane End School (1838) Shire Brow

Lane House Close (1980)

Lane House(s) Farm (1848-1966) 375 Livesey Branch Road Wellington Livesey Thomas Aspin (1870)

Langdale Close (1980)

Langdale Road (1980)

Langden Brook Square (1980)

Langham Road (1903) 20 Holland Street Nos 11-37

Langham Street (1888) Nos 1-67 and 2-96

Langho Street (1958) Livesey Branch Road

Langshaw (1786) now known as Longshaw where a very large housing estate had been built above the Royal


Lansdowne Street (1878) 119 Witton Parade Nos 1-65 and 8/24/44/58/76

Larch Close (1980)

Larch Street (1899) 166 Whalley New Road                                         no houses

Largs Road (1966)

Lark Hill (1772) 167 (84) Penny Street between the present Barbara Castle Way / Penny Street and the junction of Whalley Old Road and Whalley New Road.. Nos 1-103 and 6-96

Lark Hill Cottage (1848) site of a gasometer

Larkhill District Girl Guides (1951)

Larkhill Flats three 14-storey blocks built in 1964 at a cost of £650,000 providing 240 new homes. Bowland House, Pendle House and Ribble House. In 2001 Pendle House and Ribble House were demolished while £2.3m was spent on Bowland House. Re-named Mount Pleasant (12/2002)

Larkhill Health Centre opened on 16th October 1968 by A R W Bavin deputy secretary Ministry of Health. Designed by Cyril Fretwell Dip Arch ARIBA is of concrete construction.

Larkhill House built by Christopher Baron in 1762. Sold in July 1766 Richard Smalley acquired the house and 4 1/2 acres of land and died 1835. Mrs Catherine Smalley left the estate to the heirs of sister Mrs Ellen Baron when she died in 1841. Occupied by John Hargreaves, attorney, coroner of Blackburn hundred, captain in the local militia and Town Clerk of Blackburn (1851-4) d 21/12/1873.

Larkhill Mill (Lather Box) owned by Henry Ward then J & R Brandwood (1878) cotton manufacturers William Holt (1887) doubler etc 200 spindles.

Larkhill (Lark Hill) Street (1832-1980) 84 Penny Street now Barbara Castle Way from Eanam to Penny Street Nos 1-55 and 2-44 Blackburn Brewery Co Ltd (1903)

Larkhill Terrace (1870-1980) 24 Larkhill

Larkspur Close (1980)

Latter Day Saints Chapel (1852) Clayton Street; Lambeth Street

Laurel Bank (1878) 21 Duke's Brow

Laurel Bank (1881-1929) 112 (108) Preston New Road

Laurel Bank (1903-30) Feniscowles 14 houses

Laurel Street (1870-1966) 39 Larkhill Nos 2-10

Lawley Road (1958) 4 Billinge Avenue

Law Library & Association Richmond Chambers (1889-1951)                   

secretary / librarian: R L Entwistle (1889) George Porter (1897-1900) Richard Wilding (1909) H Schofield (1924) William Parkinson (1930) W Chappell (1935-51)

Lawrence Street (1870-1980) off 68 Wensley Street Nos 7-57 and 16-54

Lawrence William Street (1929) Haslingden Road

Laxey Road (1958) Park Lee Road

Leach Street (1899-1980) 35 Abraham Street Nos 1-39 and 2-10

League of Nations Union 116 Higher Audley Street (1939-42)                    secretary: J Crossley (1939)

Youth Group; 582 Whalley New Road (1939)                                        N Hargreaves (1939)

Leamington (Street) Road Baptist church built in and opened May 1895 to designs by Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornley of Blackburn and extended in 1911. The land was purchased for £25 11s 3d having been used by Blackburn Rovers Football club as their ground for several seasons. An extension was added in 1911 and the interior was re-built in 1973. Closed as Baptist church 1/2014. Re-formed as Blackburn Baptist Church and moved into Bethesda Chapel, Shakespear Way 1/2017.

Leamington Street (1878) later Leamington Road (1899) 140 Preston New Road Nos 19-209 and 2-144

Leaver House (1929-58) Shadsworth Road

Leaver House Farm (1870)                                                                                  William Livesey (1870)

Leaver Street (1836) Nova Scotia

The Lee Farm (1870) Pleasington                                                                       James Walmsley (1870)

Leeds Close (1980)

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Co. (1870) carriers Eanam Wharf agent: John Green (1870); Moses Haworth (1878)

The Leeds Liverpool Canal was started in 1770 and completed in 1816 and is 127 miles long.

Lees Hall Mincing Lane. Built June 1891 and opened October 1897. An Aberdeen granite drinking fountain in the Peter Street wall states 'erected by members and friends of Mrs. Lewis's Teetotal Mission in loving memory of Dr. F R Lees the great teacher, philosopher and defender of teetotalism'.

Legio Mariae Convent St. Alban's Place (1939)

Legs of Man Inn Darwen Street demolished in 1978

Leicester Road (1958) 47 Devon Road

Leopard's Terrace (1878-1929) 160 Whalley New Road

Leopold Road (1929) 102 Duke's Brow

Lettice Ann Street (1899) now Coniston Road Little Harwood Nos 1/3 and 2-44

Level Crossing (1852) Daisyfield

Levens Close (1980)

Lever House Farm (1870-1951) Shadsworth Road

Lever Mill Slater Street Mill Hill owned by York Mill Co Ltd (1930-58) had 704 looms

Lewis Textile Museum Exchange Street built in 1858 by John Neville Howarth for his printing and stationery business was gifted to Blackburn Corporation by T B Lewis MA FSA in September 1936 having bought the property on 1st December 1933. It housed a model hand-loom, replicas of Hargreaves' spinning jenny, Arkwrights' spinning machine, Crompton's mule and Kay's fly shuttle loom, with his son's drop box. An exhibition room was available above. Grade 2 listed in 1974. Closed in 1999 Exhibition pieces removed to museum end of 2006

Leyburn Road (1966)

Leyland Charity (National) School Thunder Alley founded by William Leyland in 1763 for 90 children the proceeds of the trust were later used to build the Hopwood Schools in Grimshaw Park.

Leyland Street (1832-1959) 82 King Street Nos 25-55 and 20-76

Leyland Street mill owned by R & J Shaw (1887-1904) 733 looms shirtings & jacconettes with Victoria mill Livesey (1887).

Liberal Club (Park Working Men's Club)(1878-81) 16 Park Road;               

            president: Eli Heyworth (1878); secretary: ----- Wolstenholme (1878); Thomas Needham (1881);

Liberal Club (Ewood), 110 Nuttall Street (1930-47);            

                        secretary: F Barnes (1930-5); F Gillam (1939); John Southworth (1942); William Pulford (1947)

Liberal Club St. James' Street, Mill Hill (1930)                                      secretary: H Parker (1930)

Liberal Registration Association (Borough) offices Reform Club (1870-1900) 6(7) Richmond Terrace

(1909-24) Reform Club Victoria Street (1930-48)

Borough-agent: Henry Abbott (1870) John Norris (1878-1903) county-agent: James Fish (1878-81) S J Harrison (1903) A W Adkins (1909) Borough agent and secretary: James H Riley (1909-24)

Central Library built 1874 moved from Museum Street (Library Street) in 1975 to the Co-operative Central Store (Emporium) on Town Hall Street. It was opened by the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson on Friday 17th October. It incorporated an Adult Lending Library, a Children's Library, Music and Drama Library and the Reference and Information Department, Community History Department as well as a Lecture Theatre, meeting rooms, coffee bar and exhibition area. To-day it issues around 539,244 books per year and is the seventh most-visited library in England. Branch libraries are at Roman Road, Mill Hill and Livesey.

Library Street (1878-1980) 58 King William Street previously Francis Street (now Museum Street) Nos 5/7 (1903)

Licensed Trade Association, 12 Fleming Square (1951) agent & secretary: Cecil Kershaw (1951)

Licensed Victuallers' (Society) Association (1852-2001) Commercial (Inn) Hotel (1870) King Street;

president: William Feilden (1952); vice-president: H Hayhurst (1852); secretary: Joseph Hadfield (1870); W Durham (1852)

Lilac Road (1958) 88 Laburnum Road 

Lilford Avenue (1966)

Lilford House (1929) Longshaw Lane

Lilford Road (1888) Shear Bank Road 2 houses The Sycamores and Shear Bank House

Limbrick (Road) (1797) from Sudell Cross to Shear Brow. Nos 1-51 and 4-88

Limbrick Fold (1851)

Limbrick House (1870) 2 St. Andrew's Street off Limbrick                 William Salisbury (1870)

Limbrick Meadows (1750)

Limbrick mill owned by William Sharples (1870) manufacturer then by Brindle and Thompson (1894) with Unity Mill Pearson Street 534 looms jacconettes and Turkey reds. Thomas Brindle (1902) cotton manufacturer followed by Ward Street Mill Co Ltd (1912) cotton manufacturers and Whiteacre Manufacturing Co (1922)

Limefield (1795) 158 Preston New Road Nos 2-8 and 1-17

Limefield House (1872) 17 Limefield / 197 Preston New Road

Limefield Terrace (1852-1930) 13 Limefield

Lime Street (1878) between Bold Street and 23 Oswald Street Nos 2/4/6

Lincoln Close (1980)

Lincoln Street (1903-66) 262 Audley Range now Lincoln Road Nos 1-29 and 96-102

Lincoln Road (Street) Day Nursery opened 17th April 1951 closed Wednesday 11th February 2004

Linden Avenue (1929) 55 Shear Brow

Linden Lea (1980)

Linden Street (1903) Nos 1-23 and 2-20

The Lindens (1929) Park Crescent

Lindley Street (1889-1980) 43 Queen Victoria Street Mill Hill Nos 3-17 and 2

Lingard House (1881) 24 St. Alban's Place

Lingard Terrace (1870-1930) St. Alban's Place                                               Henry Polding JP (1870)

Lingfield Court (1980)

Lingfield Way (1980)

Link Bridge Northgate, the bridge between the library and the Public Halls was dubbed 'cul de sac in the sky' when built in 1977.

Linnean Society (1822-52) study of botany and natural history

Lion Brewery Coniston Road Little Harwood owned by Nuttall & Co. (Blackburn) sold to Matthew Brown & Co. Ltd Pole Street Preston (founded in 1830) in 1927. Brewing moved from Preston. Dutton's sell out to Whitbread in 1964 for £8m.Closed in 1990 after being purchased by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries in October 1987. 550 tied houses.

Lion Buildings (1929-49) 63 Larkhill

Lipsy Fold (1878)

Lister Street (1836-1980) Nova Scotia 44 Bolton Road

Literary Club 14 Cort Street (1863-81) Aspden Buildings 23 Preston New Road (1900-3) Limbrick (1909-51)

secretary: G L Bliss and J F Cooper (1870) A Read (1878) J D Geddes (1878-81) steward: Thomas Baldwin (1881) hon. secretary: Arthur Haworth (1897-1900) A D Gorse (1903-9) H Yates (1912-15) J B Margerison jnr. (1924-35) Thomas Finch (1939) T L Llewelyn (1942-7) H Bramley (1951)

Little Beardwood (1851)

Little Bencock Farm (1935-66) Carr lane off Meins Road                              J W Dewhurst (1966)

Little Billinge Scar Farm (1930-66) Carr Lane off Meins Road                     T Hargreaves (1966)

Little Croft (1835) Whitebirk estate

Little Harwood (Litill Harwood 1641)

Little Harwood Brewery (1870) owned by Beardsworth & Whalley brewers

Little Harwood Community Centre (1996) new conference centre (2011);

Little Harwood Recreation Ground Bridge ferro-concrete river crossing pre 1915

Little Harwood Hall (St. Stephen's Club) was for over 400 years the home of the Claytons. Originally a half-timbered building It has an Elizabethan front and a Georgian back which was refronted in 1731. Sold by Colonel Thomas Clayton in 1815 to Mr John Hoyle of Haslingden Re-sold to Henry J Robinson of Blackburn in 1873. Opened as the HQ of St. Stephen's Conservative Club by Sir Harry Hornby MP on 21st April 1894

Little Harwood Health Centre opened in 1968

Little Harwood Old Contemptibles Prize Jazz Band (1920s) broke away from below

Little Harwood colliery (Blow Up) (1841- abandoned c 1842) managed by a Mr Clark. Re-opened before 1883 and owned by E M Sharp (Little Harwood Collieries) and Henry Smith manager.

Little Harwood Prize Jazz Band (1920s) Fishers Arms Birley Street/Moss Street

Little Harwood War Memorial Clock Tower, designed by Messrs. L H Maxwell and G G Dickinson, archts. Bank Chambers, Blackburn. Unveiled by Major General A Sollyflood CB CMC DSO on 11th August 1923

Little Harwood Wesleyan (Methodist) chapel (1884-1969) built in 1884 to seat 250 persons.

Little London (1822-72) at the junction of Shear Brow and London Road on left

Little Long Lands (1716)

Little Lo(a)w (1840) cottages at School Lane Guide

Little Maudsley Hey (1716-1856) Audley estate

Little Meadow (1856) (Cicely Hole) Audley estate                                            see New Hey

Little Mosses (1772)

Little Peel (1832-70) Nab Lane

Little Peel Foundry owned by James Gaskell (1878) ironfounder & machinist temple maker

Little Peel mill or Oxford mill Barley Lane (c1875) originally a shuttle works of William Kirk. Sold to J & F  Johnston of Peel mill in (1877). Weaving shed added of 114 looms with a yarn dying, winding and warping plant. William Colbert and Oswald & Burkhardt tenants from (1881-87). Cotton waste works (1887-1934) screw & bolt works and a clothing factory. A blaze in July 1968 caused £85,000 damage to vast stocks of materials and baby clothes. 

Little Peel Street (1870-1980) off 87 Nab Lane / Dugdale Street Nos 13/15 and 18

Little Rough Hey (1851-1958) Whinney Lane                                      Daniel Slater (1870)

Little Royshaw Fold (1929-58) Whalley New Road

Little Tackett (1716) where Debenhams is situated

Littlewoods Store between Church Street/ Lord Street finance by the National Coal Board opened 1955 became Hitchens and was demolished in 1975 to provide room for new shopping precinct

Livesey (Liveseye) (1227) (Lyfsay, Leeuesay, Lieusay, Lifsay, Liuesay, Liuesey, Liuesley, Liuessay, Liusay, Livsay, Livsey, Lyesey, Lyeseye, Lysay, Lyuesaye, Lyuesey, Lyuesley, Lyusay, Lyusaye, Lyvesey) Island with Shelter

Livesey Back Street (1851)

Livesey Bicycle Club (1894) based at the Lord Raglan Hotel winners of the King-Wilkinson and the Grand Clothing Hall Challenge Cups (1894)

Livesey Branch Road (1899) 264 Bolton Road Nos 63-185 and 38-306

Livesey & Cherry Tree C of E School (1947-51) Preston Old Road mixed

Livesey Community Centre (1996)

Livesey'(s) Court (1851) off 26 Whalley Banks 2 businesses

Livesey Croft (1838)

Livesey Fold (1872) St Thomas' Parish

Livesey Front Street (1851-1958) off Whalley Banks

Livesey (Old) Hall built 1605 demolished 1968

Livesey Hall Bridge (1900)

Livesey Hall Close (1980)

Livesey (Old) Hall Farm (1870-1942)                                                      Lawrence Parker (1870-8)

Livesey Hall pit (1854-9) sunk and abandoned in 1859. Apparently used for draining water from the clay pits of Mr Orlando Brothers. It was on the right of the A674 at Cherry Tree.

Livesey Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd. grocers etc. 2 Wellington Road Waterloo Livesey (1870-81)

                                                            secretary: Joseph Clayton (1878-81); manager: George Crook (1881);

Livesey Little Street (1851)

Livesey Row (1872) St Peter's Parish

Livesey Street & back (1836-78) Richard Street

Livesey Street (1852) Lord Street

Livesey Street (1832) King William Street later King William Street

Livesey United F C (1878) founder member Lancashire Football Association

Livesey Wesleyan School Chapel

Livesey Working Men's Reform Club Mill Hill (1870)

Livesey's Back Street (1840) Whalley Banks settlement off Richard Street

Livesey's Front Street (1840) Whalley Banks settlement off Richards Street

Livesey's Little Street  (1840) Whalley Banks settlement off Richards Street

Livingstone Road (1929) off Oozehead Lane

Lloyd's Buildings (1903-30) 1 Higher Eanam

Loan Society Leyland Street (1852)                                                                    secretary: Richard Townley (1852)

Lob(b)s' Farm (1832-1958) Shadsworth Road                               James Gorton (1832) John Nightingale (1870)

Lobb's i'th Nook (1750)

Locarno Ballroom

Mecca Dancing Ltd. opened the above in St. Peter Street on 18th November 1959.

                                                                                                                        see Olympia Cinema/Mecca

Lock House (1851)

Lodge Farm (1902)

Lodge Gates (1851)

Lodge Street (1851-1966) 21 Whalley (New) Road Brookhouse

Logwood Place (1929) off Revidge Road

Logwood Road (1966)

Logwood Street (1903) Cedar Street Nos 1-63

Lois Place (1980)

Lois Street (1888-1959) Devonport Road Nos 1-7 and 2-8

Lol Hoyle (Lol 'ole, Lol Hole) pit nr Shadsworth acquired by Thomas Simpson & Co., Oswaldtwistle in 1866 and re-named the Lower Darwen Colliery. Closed in January 1918 and the site cleared in 1919. The last seam 18 ins thick was the Lower Mountain Mine seam. Coal was transported by chain tramroad to Sett End coke ovens.

London City and Midland Bank Ltd. Church Street                           manager: J W Pearson (1897-1903)

London Midland & Scottish Railway

Goods Department: Bolton Road & Galligreaves Street (1924-42)     agent: F Bentley (1924-35); L Orr (1942);

Mill Hill (1930); Daisyfield (1930);

Passenger Department: Railway Road (1924-48);

stationmaster: J Hale (1924-30); S R Sayer (1935); G B Brennand (1942)

                                                            Cherry Tree Station: station master; P B Crowther (1930)

                                                            Pleasington Station: station master; J Morgan (1930)

London & North Eastern Railway 11 Church Street (1930-5)              agent: J W King (1930); F J Ince (1935);

London & North-Western Railway Company (1870-1900)

Receiving Office: Railway Street (Road) (1870) 44 King Street (1878);                   

goods agent: John Bell (1870) H V Dixon (1878)

Goods Office: Galligreaves Street (1885-1909) Goods Station

agent: William Beesley (1881-1909) Robert Bell (1915) passenger agent: R E Brownsmith (1900)

London Road (1872) 22 Shear Brow Nos 1-227 and 18-222

London Smoke Farm (1898) Moss Lane Knuzden

London Terrace (1851-1930) London Road / 22 Shear Brow Nos 1-13

Longfield Street (1878-1980) 1 Griffin Street Witton

Long Lane (1980)

Longlane End (1851) Pleasington

Long Lands (1716)

Long Meadow (1856) Audley estate 1 acre 33 perches

Longrow (Long Row) (1851) (now 70-6 Manor Road) (built 1803-20) Ouzehead St Mark's Parish club houses possibly handloom weavers' cottages Nos 4-39

Longshaw (Long Shaw, Longshawe, Longshew, Lonshaw, Langshey, Longshew) (1614) Park Lee Road see Langshaw

Longshaw C Infant School (1992-99) Crosby Road

Longshaw C Junior School (1992-99) Park Lee Road

Longshaw Farm (1870-1930) Ramsgreave                                                       Robert Fletcher (1870)

Longshaw Lane (1903) Bolton Road Nos 3-7 and 2-64

Longshaw Lane Open Air School (1924-5)

Longshaw Mill Highfield Road owned by Longshaw Mill Co Ltd (1930-9) cotton manufacturers

Longshaw Nursery School (1999) Crosby Road

Longshaw & Peel Close Tenants' Association (2004)

Longshaw Street (1888-1980) 73 Hollin Bank Nos 1-13 and 6-10

Long Street (1878) Greaves Street

Longton Close (1980)

Longton Street (1899-1980) Croston Street Nos 19-69

Lord Byron Street (1878-1959) 17 Bank Top Nos 2 & 12

Lord Derby Street (1870-1980) 56 Lower Audley Street Nos 5-53 and 4-68

Lord House (1717)

Lord Square 15 Victoria Street / Church Street, statue of Mother and child made by Welsh sculptor Robert Thomas. Commissioned by John Laing, the town centre developers, at a cost of £2,000, it was unveiled by Lady Mary Eddie and Mrs Hilda Mottershead in May 1974. Demolished 2010 for The Mall development

Lord Street (1795-1980) King William Street / 15 Victoria Street Nos 1-37 and 2-14

Lord Street Foot Clinic chiropodists Bank Chambers Lord Street West (1951)

Lord Street West (1878-1966) 11 Northgate continuation of Lord Street Nos 1-11 and 4-24

Lorne Street (1878-1980) 19 Princes Street Livesey Nos 1 & 3

Lorne Terrace (1878-1930) (138) 126 Preston New Road

Lottice Lane (1966)

Lottys (Lottings') Farm (1893-1966) Delph estate Shadsworth Road         J Frankland (1966)

Louis William Street (1929-80) off Haslingden Road Guide Nos 2-10

Lover Walks (1716) nr Smalden

Lower Ashworth Close (1980)

Lower Audley Street (1870-1980) 9 Park Road

Lower Bank (1826) Branch Road St Paul's Parish

Lower Bank (1832-1929) (70) 58/62 Preston New Road                                George Edmundson (1832)           

                                                Mrs Martha Livesey, Mrs Harriet Riley, Miss Ann Worswick No 7 (1870)

Lower Bank Academy boarding & day school 66 Preston New Road founded by Mr George Edmundson (1826-36) averaging 90 pupils. Last principal: Mr. George Weild (1870-81) often known as Weild's Academy.

T Garnett cabinet maker & upholsterer (1903)

Lower Bank Terrace (1870)         Preston New Road                          Launcelot Porter, Robert Spencer (1870)

Lower Barn pit (1848) in fileds below Lower Barn Farm off Roman Road and worked by James & George Shorrock until abandoned in mid 1860s.

Lower Bencock Farm (1902-96) Carr Lane

Lower Cabin End Farm Knuzden

Lower Cock croft (1795) 19 Northgate

Lower Cunliffe (1872) St Michael's Parish

Lower Darwen (1311) known as Netherderwent

Lower Darwen Bowling Green & Tennis Courts Higher Croft Road (1939-51)

Lower Darwen Bridge reconstructed and widened, and the approaches considerably improved prior to 1915

Lower Darwen colliery (1870) owned by Thomas Simpson & Co see Lol Hoyle pit. A number of shallow shafts were used to mine coal here until one of these was deepened by Simpson & Young in the mid 1860s becoming Lower Darwen Colliery (Lol Hoyle).

Lower Darwen Congregational Church (1889-1969)

Lower Darwen Congregational School (1903) mixed and infants

Lower Darwen Conservative Co-operative Society Ltd. grocers & drapers 30a Rake's Bridge (1881) Lower Darwen; secretary: James Pomfret (1870); George Thompson (1881-1912); manager Job Hargreaves (1912-15)

Lower Darwen (Industrial) Co-operative Society Ltd. grocers & drapers (1870-81)

8 High Street (1881) Lower Darwen                                                                 secretary: Thomas Haworth. (1870-81)

Fore Street, Lower Darwen. Secretary (1903), manager (1912-15) R W Shaw: secretary (1912-15) W E Holden.

Lower Darwen Council School (1924-51) Sandy Lane mixed and infants

Lower Darwen CP School (1912-99) Milking Lane mixed and infants

Lower Darwen Methodist Free Church Fore Street built in 1872. Closed in 2001 and merged with the United Reform Church. Organ sold to the Freetown Methodist Church in Sierra Leone for £500 (2001)

Lower Darwen mill owned by Thomas & Richard Eccles (1870-1939) cotton spinners & manufacturers

Lower Darwen motive power depot behind Ewood Park football ground on the Bolton line contained a coal hopper

Lower Darwen National School (1870) Earcroft

  headmaster (mixed): A E Briggs (1870); infants: Miss A Buckley (1870);

Lower Darwen pit                                                                                       see Lol Hole pit

Lower Darwen Primary School

Lower Darwen Primitive Methodist Church

Lower Darwen Reform Club (1870) Lynwood                                     secretary: T Shuttleworth (1870)

Lower Darwen School (1838)

Lower Darwen Station closed in 1958 and demolished in 1964.         stationmaster: Jonathan Henry Kay (1870)

Lower Darwen Steam Railway Sheds closed 1965

Lower Darwen United Reformed Church Sandy lane

Lower Darwen Working Men's Conservative Club (1870)           secretary: John James Haworth (1870)

Lower Dunscar (1872) St Michael's Parish

Lower Eccleshill Road (1966)

Lower Feniscliffe Farm (1915) Cherry Tree

Lower Fold Farm (1851-1951) Pleasington                                                      John Catlow (1870)

Lower Fowler Height (1935-80) Heys Lane                                          E Rushworth (1966)

Lower Hazel Close (1980)

Lower Hill Farm (1915-58)

Lower Hollin Bank mill (Pinch Noggin) owned by Sharples and Birtwistle (1891) 360 looms jacconettes mulls Turkey reds and twills. J H Birtwistle & Co Ltd (1894) Cottons & Haworth (1902) cotton manufacturers

Lower Hollin Bank Street (1870-1980) 112 Bolton Road Nos 1-31 and 2-58

Lower House (1843) between Lammack and Toddy Fold Pleckgate Road

Lower Meadow (1835) Whitebirk estate

Lower Meadow Head Farm (1939)

Lower Meadows Farm (1902-15) Livesey

Lower Ouzebooth Farm (Bastwell House) (1844-78) off St. James' Road Lawrence Thistlethwaite (1870-8)

Lower Park Liberal Club,                                                                                     secretary: R Burke (1889)

Lower Philips Road (1980)

Lower Raven Wing (1844-1958) Revidge Road 5 familys                              Mrs Mary Ann Cooper (1870)

Lower Raven Wing Farm (1844) Revidge                                                         Richard Hall (1870)

Lower Reaps (1938) Ramsgreave off Yew Tree Drive

Lower Royshaw Farm (1881-1966) off Pleck Farm                                Thomas Harrison (1878) J Sharples (1966)

Lower Royshaw Fold (1929)

Lower Shadsworth Farm (Cromwell Castle) (1881-1966) near the top of Delph Lane W Bilsborough (1966)

Lower Shorrock Hey Farm (1851) Meins Road

Lower Side Beet (1872) St Michael's Parish

Lower Smalden (1716)

Lower Spew House Farm built in the late 18th cent.

Lower Stock Clough (1851) Livesey

Lower Stoney Butts (1716-39)

Lower Street (1870) Harwood Street

Lower Trout Brook (1851) Pleasington

Lower Twist Field (1843) below Yellow Hills

Lower Walmsley Fold Farm (1902-66) Blackamoor Road, Guide                T Nightingale (1966)

Lower Warble Hey (1938) Barker Lane Mellor

Lower Waterhouse (1851) Livesey

Lower Whitebirk Farm behind the Red Lion at Whitebirk

Lower Whitehalgh Farm (1870-1942) Livesey                                     Peter Knowles (1870)

Lower White House Farm (1878) Livesey                                                         Peter Knowles (1878)

Lower Willow Trees (1938) Lammack Road

Lower Willows Farm (1870-1929)                                                                       George Cook (1870)

Lower Wilworth Farm (1870-1958)         Pleckgate Road                    John Hindle (1870); John Dobson (1878)

Lower Wilworth (1870) Pleckgate Road was weavers' cottages before modernization

Lower Woodgates Farm (1843-1966) Freezeland                                          G A K Chapman (1966)

Lower Yellow Hill (1853) Pleasington

Low Field (1836) Shadsworth

Lowood Place (1947-80) Revidge Road Nos 2-18

Lowther Place (1947-80) Whalley Old Road Little Harwood Nos 1 & 3

Loyal Brothers' Friend Lodge The Order of Druids No 1 Distrct Blackburn Branch (1864) Nelson Inn Grimshaw Park Lane

Loyal Independent Society of Odd Fellows (1837-44) 800 in number comprising 14 lodges

Lucknow Mill Newton Street owned by Thomas Longworth Ltd (1912-39) cotton manufacturer

Lucknow Street (1870-1980) 95 Lower Audley Street named after Lucknow in India. Nos 3-21 and 8 & 10

Lumb Bank (1843) end of Billinge End Road before Alum Scar

Lumb Barn (1872-1929) Christ Church

Lumb's Barn Farm (1872-1929) Shadsworth Road

Lumb's Farm (1878-1915) Shadsworth                                                  William Rawcliffe (1878)

Lund Farm (1878)                                                                                       William Butterfield (1878)

Lund Street (1844-1980) 95 Wensley Street Nos 2/3

Lunds Avenue (1929) Rockcliffe Avenue

Lune Street (1870-1980) 57 Leyland Street Nos 16/28/30

Lune Street Mill owned by George Crompton (1878) cotton manufacturer

Lyceum Theatre Market Street Lane (1885-1902) first films shown here in Blackburn. Closed down in 1902 due to reports of notoriety

Lessee: H H Harold (1885) manager: E H Page (1889-1903)             see Alhambra

Lyndhurst Avenue Knuzden Brook (1966)

Lyndhurst Road (1929) 84 Pritchard Street

Lynthorpe Road (1929) off Pilmuir Street

Lynwood Road (1958) previously Tean Barn Road off Granville Road Nos 1-55 and 10-82

Lynwood Terrace (built 1897) Revidge Road

Lyon Street (1851-1966) 51 Bank Top

Lytham Road (1958) Pilmuir Street


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