Place:Gisburn, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameGisburn
Alt namesGisburnsource: from redirect
Gisburn in Cravensource: Wikipedia
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.932°N 2.265°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Lancashire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStaincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bowland 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
the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Gisburn (formerly Gisburne) is a village and civil parish within the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire, England. It lies northeast of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. The civil parish had a population of 506, recorded in the 2001 census, increasing to 521 at the 2011 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. Until 1974 Gisburn was in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and Gisburne and similar spellings were also sometimes used for Guisborough, also in Yorkshire (now in North Yorkshire), leading to Gisburn often being referred to as "Gisburn in Craven".

The civil parish adjoins the Ribble Valley parishes of Horton, Paythorne, Sawley and Rimington and the Pendle parish of Bracewell and Brogden.

Historically, Gisburn was an ecclesiastical parish in Staincliffe and Ewcross 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. The ancient parish included the townships of Gisburn Forest, Horton (near Gisburn), Middop, Nappa, Newsholme (near Gisburn), Paythorne, Rimington and Swinden.

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