A To Z Index
Street Index
Message Board
Contact Us Donate to Us
Buildings
Censuses
Churches
Cookbook
Community
Conversions
Council
Directories
Downloads
Event Calendar
Farming
Fun & Games
Geology
Genealogy
History
Industry
Leisure
Maps
Occupations
Parks
Pubs & Clubs
Photo Gallery
Rishton Life
Services
Schools
Shops
Sports
Stories
Suburbs
Transport
Tourism
Walks
Waterways
Web Utilities
Video's

Website Information

Whats newWhat's new?

Why not try the "Interactive Map" of Rishton, move your mouse over the map and click on the hotspots to open the page.

Search This Website


powered by FreeFind

Today in Rishton..

Current Weather

Rishton, England, United Kingdom Weather Forecast Provided by Weathercity.com

Latest News Headlines

Currently Unavailable

For more news on Rishton use this link

Website Visitors

 

(See the web stats page in the utilities section of the site for previous visitors)

Since February 2009 -

free counters

Post Code: BB1 4BP.

Somerset Road from Cutt Wood park in July 2001.

This was originally known as Somerset Avenue when work first commenced. Work started on the Avenue in 1947, when numbers 1 and 5 were completed and moved into. I can only assume that at this time number 3 was still empty. Number 1 was first owned by Mr. Fred Bellas and Number 5 was owned by Mrs M Addison.

Number 1 Somerset Road became number 2, the Esplanade, and number 1 Somerset Road was never replaced.

Numbers 1 and 3 were built in 1928 by Richard Moore, and Fred Bellas son, Eric, still lived at number 3 in 2003. They say its a small world, Eric's daughters is married to the author of the Great Harwood Historical website!

Somerset Road looking towards Blackburn in July 2001.

The road stops at the lower entrance to cut wood park, with only a footpath between the road and park entrance. Vehicles are not allowed down the footpath at all.

The road starts from Blackburn Road at the side of the esplanade gardens, but has a give way junction onto the esplanade only 10 meters down its length. The esplanade is given right of way onto the road.

Somerset Road sweeps down the hill, passing Essex Road on its right hand side before doing a 90-degree turn at the bottom.

It then travels towards Blackburn running parallel with Blackburn Road until it reaches Cut Lane, and the footpath to the park.

Somerset Road from the Esplanade July 2001.

This last picture shows the give way junction which gives the esplanade right of way.

References

Barrett's Directories