Hoddlesden and its Satellite Villages


Hoddlesden and its satellite villages tells the history of four intertwined rural townships that were typical of old east Lancashire, tracing their development from their beginnings as tiny settlements in one of the county’s beautiful wildernesses, right up to the modern day. This is a story of adapation and resilience, as over the centuries the inhabitants of Hoddlesden, Blacksnape, Eccleshill, Yate and Pickup Bank have had to respond to factors which have largely been outside of their control. Dr Parker has managed to combine excellent research, based on good primary and secondary sources, with a highly readable style.


Roy Parker