Pendle Hill

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][ut_header align=”left” title=”Pendle Hill” font_size=”42px”]Its summit is 557 metres (1,827 ft) above mean sea level. It gives its name to the Borough of Pendle.[/ut_header][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Pendle Hill is located in the east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham. Its summit is 557 metres (1,827 ft) above mean sea level. It gives its name to the Borough of Pendle. It is an isolated hill, separated from the Pennines to the east, the Bowland Fells to the northwest, and the West Pennine Moors to the south. It is included in detached part of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The name “Pendle Hill” combines the words for hill from three different languages (as does Bredon Hill in Worcestershire) In the 13th century it was called Pennul or Penhul, apparently from the Cumbric pen and Old English hyll, both meaning “hill”. The modern English “hill” was appended later, after the original meaning of Pendle had become opaque.[6]

A Bronze Age burial site has been discovered at the summit of the hill.[7]

The hill is also famous for its links to three events which took place in the 17th century: the Pendle witch trials (1612), Richard Towneley‘s barometer experiment (1661), and the vision of George Fox (1652), which led to the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) movement[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][ut_social_share_bar share_text=”SHARE:” border=”true” share_text_color=”#151515″ icon_color=”#b9b9b9″ border_color=”#efefef”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][ut_image_gallery thumbnail_size=”large” gap=”40″ animate_once=”yes” delay_animation=”true” gallery=”9588,9589,9590″ effect=”fadeInUp”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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