This could be a typically English scene from any where in the country – a church, a village school, the local stocks, with, though you can’t see it, a great pub adjacent to the horse and card at the side of the road, right. The church was founded as a chantry chapel in 1533 but the one in the image was built, and paid, for by Dr Thomas Dunham Whitaker, the clergyman and historian of this area, towards the end of the eighteenth century
This could be a typically English scene from any where in the country – a church, a village school, the local stocks, with, though you can’t see it, a great pub adjacent to the horse and card at the side of the road, right. The church was founded as a chantry chapel in 1533 but the one in the image was built, and paid, for by Dr Thomas Dunham Whitaker, the clergyman and historian of this area, towards the end of the eighteenth century

Fascinating pictures of Cliviger and its villages throughout history

Local historian Roger Frost has delved into the Burnley Civic Trust collection once again, this time to take us for a pictorial guided tour through the historic parish of Cliviger and its villages.

Cliviger has four villages – Holme, Walk Mill, Mereclough, and Sothward Bottom – and is one of the largest parishes in England, but, until 1894, it was larger still as Cornholme and Porstmouth were removed to be included in the new Borough of Todmorden.

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