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The District of Lower Darwen, Blackburn
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Welcome to Lower Darwen

Images of Lower Darwen
Rake's Bridge at Lower Darawen At left, a photo of Rake's Bridge, which was built about 1847. The stone bridge allows traffic to flow underneath the railway.

Photos courtesy of Peter Nightingale.

Hindle Arms looking toward Rake's bridge Hindle Arms. John Hacking b. 1811 ran Hindle arms in 1871 and was the Innkeeper and also was a Stone Mason. The road winds down past Hindle Arms to Rake's bridge as shown in this photo.
Hindle Arms front view

Hindle Arms front View. Unfortunately, most of the manor houses of Lower Darwen have been destroyed, and the original St. James C of E Church was taken down due to rot. Other buildings such as the Newfield Farm and Higher Croft House were torn down after an attempt to save them failed. Therefore, the history of Lower Darwen does not live in the presence of manor homes or mills. It lives on through the people of the village, the remaining older homes of the village, and the Hindle Arms.


OS Grid Reference: (SD688251)
Latitude & Longitude: 53:43:18N (53.7216), 2:28:24W (-2.4735)

1849 Map of Lower Darwen

1849 Map of Lower Darwen

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