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Rimington is situated to east of Clitheroe in Lancashire's beautiful Ribble Valley.
An ancient settlement, most likely of Anglo-Saxon origin, it is referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Renistone", when it was owned by William de Percy. It contains the hamlets of Marton-Top, Todber, Howgill, Stopperlane, Newby, and Gaze-gill.
Francis Duckworth (1862–1941) was born in Rimington on Christmas Day 1862, he composed several hymn tunes including one named after the village. There is a plaque to his memory was placed above the doorway to the former Methodist Chapel in Stopper Lane. Duckworth is buried in St Mary's churchyard in the nearby village of Gisburn.
During the reign of Elizabeth I, William Pudsay, who lived at Bolton Hall in nearby Bolton-by-Bowland, owned a silver mine close to Stopper Lane, lead mining also took place nearby. Pudsay did not declare his mine but when the authorities came to arrest him he fled. Rainsber Scar, which overlooks the River Ribble is known locally as Pudsay's leap, local legend relates that William Pudsay made the leap on horseback when being chased by the forces of the lawPudsay was later pardoned by his godmother Elizabeth I.
The village pub the Black Bull pub, was once a coaching inn and serves fine ales and meals. Close to the bar is a museum tracing the history of twentieth century transport including transatlantic liners, steam trains and aeroplanes. It was founded by railway enthusiast Michael Blades, who became landlord of the Black Bull in 1993. Entry to the museum is free.
Nearby Places of Interest
Whalley Abbey- founded by Henry de Lacy, third Earl of Lincoln on the 4th April 1296.
Lancaster Castle founded in the tenth century
Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster was commissioned by James Williamson, Baron Ashton as a tribute to his second wife, Jenny and was built between 1907 and 1909.
Butterfly House, Lancaster
Clitheroe Castle-Norman castle keep and museum, said to be one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire, and one of the smallest keeps in England,