Place:Gisburn, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGisburn in Cravensource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.932°N 2.265°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Lancashire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBowland Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Ribble Valley (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Gisburn (formerly Gisburne) is a village, civil parish and ward within the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire, England. It lies northeast of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. The parish of Gisburn had a population of 506, and the ward had 1287, recorded in the 2001 census.

The former spelling of Gisburne was phased out after the introduction of railways in the parish. Gisburn railway station was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1962. Before standardized spelling, Gisburne and similar spellings were also sometimes used for Guisborough in North Yorkshire, leading to Gisburn often being referred to as "Gisburn in Craven".

Historically, Gisburn was an ecclesiastical parish in Staincliffe Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, Gisburn was located in Bowland Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Ribble Valley District in Lancashire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Gisburn. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Gisburn provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Gisburn.
  • Wikipedia has an outline map of the ancient and modern parish of Gisburn which may be helpful in understanding the location of the village in respect to Bowland Rural District and Ribble Valley District. Many of the large-scale maps used for reference for other parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire break the West Riding in half directly across Bowland Rural District.
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