Burnley, Lancashire

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Burnley is a town in Lancashire

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Burnley within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Burnley in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Burnley, parl. and mun. bor., and township, at the confluence of the Burn and the Calder, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 21 miles E. of Preston, 27 N. of Manchester, and 201 NW. of London by rail -- township, 1996 ac., pop. 28,744; parl. bor., 3981 ac., pop. 63,638; mun. bor., 1731 ac., pop. 58,751; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday; has extensive cotton mills, some worsted mills, and several foundries. Coal, slate, freestone, and flagstone abound in the neighbourhood. B. has a grammar-school, founded in the time of Edward VI. The bor., created in 1867, returns 1 member to Parl.

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