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Coordinates: 53°43′20″N 2°31′00″W / 53.7222°N 2.5168°W / 53.7222; -2.5168

Livesey is a civil parish in the unitary borough of Blackburn with Darwen, in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England.

Lying to the south west of Blackburn, Livesey contains most of the suburb of Cherry Tree, including its railway station and the majority of the village of Feniscowles. Despite the name of the parish, most of the suburb of Livesey, including the council estate, is outside the parish. The southern boundary follows the route of the M65 motorway[1], other major roads in the parish are the A6062 Livesey Branch Road and the A674 Preston Old Road. Livesey Hall, built in 1605[2] was situated in the Cherry Tree area but was demolished by 1969.[3] Brief attempts to mine coal in a field to the west of the site of the Hall were made between 1854 and 1859.[4] All that remains to be seen of this endeavour is the cap of one of the shafts.[5][6]

The parish formed one parish with Tockholes until 1688.[7]



Its name likeliest came from Anglo-Saxon Lēofes īeg = "Lēof's island" or Lēofsiges īeg = "Lēofsige's island", where, as often in English placenames of Anglo-Saxon origin, "island" here means "low-lying flat land by a river" (here the River Darwen).


  1. ^ "Map of Livesey Civil Parish". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-03-08.  
  2. ^ "Lancashire Parish Portal". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-03-08.  
  3. ^ "Remains of Livesey Old Hall in 1968". Cotton Town. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  4. ^ "Livesey Hall Colliery". Cotton Town. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  5. ^ "Coal Mining in Cherry Tree". Cotton Town. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  6. ^ "The site of Livesey Hall Colliery in 1999". Cotton Town. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  7. ^ "Tockholes-cum-Livesey". Livesay Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  

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