Nelson, Lancashire

Nelson is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England, with a population of 29,135 in 2011. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Burnley and 2.5 miles southwest of Colne. Nelson is also near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Nelson

Clockwise from top left: Nelson Town Hall; The Former St Mary's Church; Skyline of Nelson; Nelson Central Mosque; Scotland Road
Nelson
Shown within Pendle Borough
Nelson
Location within Lancashire
Area4.64 km2 (1.79 sq mi) [1]
Population29,135 (2011 Census)
 Density16,187/sq mi (6,250/km2)
OS grid referenceSD856376
 London184 miles (296 km) SSE
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNELSON
Postcode districtBB9
Dialling code01282
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
WebsitePendle Borough Council
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53.8346°N 2.2180°W / 53.8346; -2.2180

It developed as a mill town during the Industrial Revolution, but has today lost much of its industry and is characterised by some of the lowest house prices in the whole of the United Kingdom.[2]