Waddington, Lancashire

Waddington, Lancashire

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Waddington, Lancashire

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Waddington is a small village, 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Clitheroe, within the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England. It is also a civil parish. Prior to the 1974 county boundary changes, Waddington just fell within the boundary of Bowland Rural District of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It covers approximately 2000 acres of the Forest of Bowland.

It is home to both an Anglican church and a Methodist church, a social club () with bowling green, a cafe, a post office, a playing field on which both cricket and football are played. Also, within the village there are three popular pubs, the , the Higher Buck and the Waddington Arms whilst 1 mile (2 km) up the Fell towards Newton is the . The village is a regular winner of the Lancashire Best Kept Village awards. Each year on the May bank holiday weekend, the village's annual Scarecrow Festival takes place, with the Monday at the end of the weekend being the focus for activities of all ages.

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Waddington was a mesne manor of the ancient Lordship of Bowland which comprised a Royal Forest and a Liberty of ten manors spanning eight townships and four parishes and covered an area of almost on the historic borders of...
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