Altham, Lancashire

Altham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Hyndburn, in Lancashire, England. It is the only parish in the borough – the remainder is an unparished area. The village is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) west of Burnley, 2.9 miles (4.7 km) north of Accrington, and 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Clayton-le-Moors, and is on the A678 Blackburn to Burnley road.

Altham

St James' Church
Altham
Location within Hyndburn
Altham
Location within Lancashire
Area2.19 sq mi (5.7 km2) [1]
Population1,137 (2011) [1]
 Density519/sq mi (200/km2)
OS grid referenceSD775325
Civil parish
  • Altham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townACCRINGTON
Postcode districtBB5
Dialling code01254
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53.78°N 2.34°W / 53.78; -2.34

The village is located in the north east corner of the parish on the River Calder, and in the south west is Altham West, a suburb of Accrington. The census of 2001 recorded a population for the parish of 897,[2] increasing to 1,137 at the 2011 Census.[1] However the village's 2011 population was only 343.[3] The Ham class minesweeper HMS Altham was named after the village.[citation needed]