The 'model village' was founded in 1835 by Jonathan & Richard Jackson, to weave cotton at Lappet Mill.
Calder Vale is a slightly odd place: a tiny yet somehow densely-packed settlement focused on an industrial facility, yet in a very rural, slightly remote location. I suppose it's typical of 19th Century (or older) Lancashire mill villages, but others I've visited seem to have become more assimilated into their country settings and the 21st Century. It's certainly worth visiting.
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