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Here are some of the more popular, or well known buildings in Rishton. Some of them are still standing, while others have been demolished.

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Please note though that these are the “oddball” buildings, schools, Churches, etc can be found elsewhere on this website.

See also the list for SHOPS on the left if you cannot find what you want here.


House Types Click here to read about the different types of houses found in Rishton.
Pill Box 2nd World War defence buildings found in Rishton.
Shoe Shops Including John Peters Shoe Shop, the last cloggers in Hyndburn.
Post Office See how the Postal Service has fared in Rishton over the years.
War Memorial Rishtons War Memorial to fallen Heroes.
Coits What was once found in every back yard in town.
Toilets First found on Harwood Road, but moved all round town.
Garages & Allotments All the garages areas and allotments in Rishton
Council Offices The former Council Offices on Brook Street.
Salvation Army The Salvation Armys hostel that was once in Rishton.
Employment Exchange Rishtons own dole office.
Skating Rink Once the pride of Rishton, every town had one of these.
Bingo Halls Rishton once had three of these in the town.
East & West House See also Master Barn Farm.
West End Garage Built on the site of the toilets once on the corner of Harwood road
Harwood Road Garage From Rolls Royce cars to Bentleys, a prestigious garage.
Scrap Yard Find out what became of the Rishtons scrap yard
Prime Time Part of Norden school, opened for community use.
Kings Hall Once a cinema, but had many uses.
Health Center Doctors, clinics and our health centers are all included here.
The Center A charitible status building for use by the public
Workhouse See who was in the Blackburn workhouse through the years.
Beechwood Recording Studios Many famous stars came to Rishton to record their latest hit records!