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Downham Village

The village of Downham in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, close to the thriving market town of Clitheroe. It is often hailed as the most beautiful village in Lancashire.

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Downham St Leonard's

Visitors are warmly welcome to attend all our services. 

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Downham Village Hall

Downham Village Hall offers quality facilities for  Wedding Receptions, parties, anniversary celebrations and children’s activities to art exhibitions, corporate presentations and smaller meetings. 

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Wedding Venue

One of the most beautiful and romantic villages in England could be the setting for your special day.

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Downham  Banner

The Downham Banner was made in 1885 to commemorate the Centenary of the Downham Benevolent Society.

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Downham  History

Explore Downham's rich heritage.

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Downham Village Events

Downham is a lively place throughout the year with events organised by the Village Hall, Church, WI Gardening Club and the History Group plus annual Folk Weekend.

The village of Downham in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, close to the thriving market town of Clitheroe. It is often hailed as the most beautiful village in Lancashire, with unrivalled views unspoilt by overhead wires, satellite dishes, roadside signage and TV aerials.

The Assheton family is responsible for the village and surrounding well-managed estate. The manor has been in the family’s ownership since 1558 and has passed through a direct male line of the Asshetons since 1680.

This small but thriving community offers the visitor an acclaimed gastro pub with rooms – the Assheton Arms - a lovely tearoom at Greendale View on the way into Downham from Chatburn and, in Summer and clement weather, a friendly ice cream shop near the village’s car park and village green. 

The well-equipped village hall is an ideal venue for parties and celebrations while the Church extends a warm welcome to all and the availability of the Estate camping barn for overnight stays adds to Downham’s appeal.

The village has a car park, small information centre and lavatory block in the centre of the village. Downham welcomes visitors, but the village’s small size is such that coaches with more than 30 seats will not be able to park or unload in the village. Please contact the village hall bookings secretary to arrange reasonably priced coach parking at the village hall. 

 

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