Towneley  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Towneley like this:

TOWNELEY, a hamlet, with a r. station, in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Rose-Grove and Todmorden railway, 1 mile ENE of Burnley. T. Hall is the seat of the Towneley family; one of whom translated "Hudibras" into French, while another collected "the Towneley marbles" now in the British museum.

The location is the site of the former Towneley station,with Towneley Hall just to the south east. Additional information about this locality is available for Burnley

Towneley through time

Towneley is now part of Burnley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Burnley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Towneley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Towneley, in Burnley and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 01st March 2021

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