Place:Ribchester, Lancashire, England

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NameRibchester
Alt namesBremetennacumsource: Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
Bremetennacum Veteranorumsource: GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 13036
Ribelcastresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 156
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.817°N 2.533°W
Located inLancashire, England
See alsoRibble Valley (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality in which the parish has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ribchester is a village and civil parish within the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Ribble, northwest of Blackburn and east of Preston.

The village has a long history with evidence of Bronze Age beginnings. It is well known as a significant Roman site being the location of a Roman cavalry fort called Bremetennacum; some parts of which have been exposed by excavation. In common with many towns and villages in East Lancashire its later history was dominated by cotton weaving; firstly in the form of hand loom weaving and later in two mills. Neither mill still operates and the village is primarily a dormitory village for commuters to the town of Blackburn and cities of Preston and Manchester.

The main access road into Ribchester is the B6245. From the north, this is the Preston Road, which merges into Church Street. From the east, it is the Blackburn Road, which, at its westernmost extremity, also links up with Church Street, albeit closer to the centre of the village.

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