Slaidburn is a small village with a population of around 290 from the 2001 census. Up until 1974 it was in the area of West Riding of Yorkshire but is now in Lancashire, within the Forest of Bowland.

There is a small parish, Saint Andrews Church, that can be traced back to at least 11th century. There is also an old traditional pub, the Hark to Bounty Inn, dating back to the early 1300’s. The upper level of the Hark to Bounty was the old court used from the 1900’s till the late 1930’s. It dealt with land matters and disputes, and similar.

The River Hodder flows through the village and an old Roman Road runs close by, which is believed to be a road from Ribchester to Lancaster. There is a good paper about Slaidburn history here.


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