Burton Street, Rishton.

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BB1 4PD Numbers: First Used: January 1980

Streets Off

  • Parker Street, to the North and South.
  • James Street, to the North and South.
  • Holt Street, to the North and South.

Right Hand Side (Facing West)

Left Hand Side (Facing West)

Two long blocks of Terraces Houses One Long block of Terrace house
  One industrial until attached to end of Terrace block
  One shorter block of terrace houses

There are 2 blocks of terrace houses on the left hand side, and 2 blocks of terraced houses on the right hand side. A garage is attached to the end of the upper block, adjoining James Street.

The terraced blocks on Burton Street are made from local stone, with Welsh grey slates on the roof, but there are no name an date stones built into the houses.

Victoria Mill owned the house numbers 34 to 38 by the 1880’s.

Below is a picture of how Burton Street looks in 2001.

Burton Street in May 2001

The street is split by James Street and runs up to Parker Street. This picture is taken from Holt Street.

On the 18th June 1953, An infestation was found in Burton Street adjacent to a defective manhole, details of which were given to the Council Surveyor.

On Friday 28 August 1998, An emaciated foal was found collapsed in the back yard of a terraced house on Burton Street, in Rishton, where it was being kept by the owner without shelter as winter drew in, Hyndburn magistrates heard.

Its eyes were staring and an R. S. P. C. A. inspector thought the motionless pony was dead when he was called to the 12ft square yard in Burton Street on November 28 last year, said Chris Wyatt, prosecuting for the R. S. P. C. A.

But the foal survived, due to the care of sisters Stephanie and Heather Phillips, who nursed it through the night, massaging its heart when it stopped breathing half a dozen times.

Diane Patricia O'Sullivan, 29, formerly of Burton Street and now of Green Lane, Morecambe, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the foal, which was given less than a 50 per cent of survival by a vet. O'Sullivan, visibly distressed during the hearing, was banned from keeping horses for 10 years, ordered to pay £200 towards the £800 R. S. P. C. A. costs and conditionally discharged for two years.

Outside 51 Burton Street, with flag pavements.

A single parent, she told the court she had bought the foal for £20 in Sabden the previous month because she was shocked at its condition and concerned about its welfare.

Mr Wyatt said the R. S. P. C. A. inspector found the pony was still breathing but unable to lift its head or get up on its own. While waiting for a vet, O'Sullivan arrived and together they managed to raise it to its feet, but it had to be propped up. Horse lover Stephanie Phillips turned up to help and a horse box was arranged to take the pony to her rented stables in nearby Howard Street, but by the time the horse box got to the stables the pony had collapsed again.

Mr Wyatt said it was an indication of how underweight the foal was that a horse sanctuary inspector was able to lift and carry it on his own when it would normally need two men. The court was told another concerned horse lover, Vicky Livesey, who had struck a deal to buy the pony from O'Sullivan the day the R. S. P. C. A. were called, was horrified.

Mr Wyatt said she had described the pony as being so thin it made her cringe to touch him and every bone in his body could be felt. It was November 30 before the colt could be left unattended, and Christmas Day before it was able to get up on its own and feed. Alfred Rebello, defending, said O'Sullivan described herself as an animal lover and was full of remorse. She had bought the foal with the intention of doing the best for it.

There was food in the yard and she had sought hard and long to find stabling, but all she could get was a grazing field without shelter. Mr Rebello said O'Sullivan, who was struggling financially, was upset at the prospect of not being able to keep horses in the future. The court gave her 28 days to re-home two horses she currently grazes near Morecambe


Lancashire Evening Telegraph, Friday 28 August 1998.

Council Minutes 1953 - 54.

Industrial Rishton by Kathleen Broderick