The Pendle Heritage Centre supports the conservation and interpretation of Pendle Hill and its countryside, hamlets and villages all of which form part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
The gateway to the AONB is Park Hill, Barrowford, which is an ancient farming and textile settlement that goes back to medieval times and the Barrowford vaccary set up in the 1200s to produce oxen for the Lord de Lacy. The centre’s museum tells the story of the buildings and heritage of Park Hill and the Barrowford area. It is open for visitors all year round with a tea room, gift shop and bookshop. The heritage of Barrowford can be traced on a fascinating trail available in the centre bookshop.
On the opposite side of Pendle Water is an old toll house while further upstream is Higherford Mill, a pioneering cotton factory now an Arts Centre. Like Park Hill, these buildings were saved by Heritage Trust for the North West, which has rescued many buildings in the Barrowford area including Lomeshaye Bridge Mill, Whitefield.
Blog Posts: Local History
The future of Queen Street and Helmshore Textile mills heritage destinations is again under threat after Lancashire County Council suddenly and unexpectedly shut them down last year. English Heritage, seen by many as the museums’ saviour, has now pulled out of taking them over because the scale and risk of the two projects are too ...
Archaeological Dig planned for Pendle Hill Report in Clitheroe Advertiser,see… http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/archaeological-dig-planned-on-pendle-hill-1-7915082
£1.4 million restoration of Padiham Conservation Area http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15093578.__1_4million_plan_to_bring_out_best_in_Padiham___s_conservation_area/
Pendle Today has announced this year’s steaming dates at Bancroft, CLICK HERE for details.
The Evening Telegraph gives the latest update on this exciting AONB scheme… CLICK HERE for the article. The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership web site is… HERE
The Walton Lane Cemetery Chapel in Nelson has been attacked by thieves and vandals. See… http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15000084.Thieves_who_stole_gravestones_from_cemetery_branded__disgusting_and_despicable_/
A new use is being proposed for Foreside in the Higherford Conservation Area. See… http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2139524/barrowford-residents-in-uproar-over-rehab-centre/