on the outskirts of Rishton towards the boundary with Church, New Barn
Farm is now no longer with us.
No dates have yet been found for when the farm
buildings were demolished, and the only knowledge of the farm is found on
In 1935, New Barn Farm was being run by William
Aspinall. This at least proves that the farm did exist, and was still in
existence in 1935.
The Council Clerk reported upon investigations made by the
Sanitary and the Collector at New Barn Farm, Rishton, and it was sanctioned on
the 12th March 1942, that the Sanitary
Inspector be authorised to serve notice under Section 93 of the Public Health
Act, 1936, on of New Barn Farm, to abate the nuisance caused, and the structural
condition of the premises, and the absence of a water supply.
On the 11th February 1943, the following amount was
wrote off by Rishton Urban District Council as unrecoverable rate arrears,
W. Aspinall, New Barn Farm, Rishton - £21 19s. l0d.
Around the 1st June 1957 a fire broke out at in a wood store at the farm.
Fire fighters battled throughout the night to bring the blaze under
control, as flames broke through the roof. Three machines attended the
blaze around midnight, and stayed until 6am the following morning, but
before they could start tackling the fire they had to carry portable pumps
over the canal wall. The building was a former barn building, used as a
wood store, and this was the third time in recent years that fire had
raged the building.
Observer, 1st June 2007. Page 29, column 3.