Livesey is a civil parish in the unitary borough of Blackburn with Darwen, in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 6,202.[1]

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

New Row Methodist Church, Livesey, near Blackburn - - 447612
New Row Methodist Church


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


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,[2] other major roads in the parish are the A6062 Livesey Branch Road and the A674 Preston Old Road. Livesey Hall, built in 1605[3] was situated in the Cherry Tree area but was demolished in 1968.[4] Brief attempts to mine coal in a field to the west of the site of the Hall were made between 1854 and 1859.[5][6] All that remains to be seen of this endeavour is the cap of one of the shafts.[7][8] The parish formed one parish with Tockholes until 1688.[9]

The Anglican parish church of St Andrew was founded in 1877.[10] Services are every Sunday at 9.30.[11]

New Row Methodist church was founded in 1828.[12]

See also


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Livesey Parish (1170211125)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Livesey Civil Parish". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Lancashire Parish Portal". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Livesey Old Hall". Cotton Town. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ Gordon Hartley. "Coal Mining in Cherry Tree". Cotton Town. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Livesey Hall Colliery". Cotton Town. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Coal Mining in Cherry Tree". Cotton Town. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  8. ^ "The site of Livesey Hall Colliery in 1999". Cotton Town. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  9. ^ "Tockholes-cum-Livesey". Livesay Historical Society. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  10. ^ "St Andrew Church of England, Livesey, Lancashire". GENUKI. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  11. ^ "St Andrew, Livesey All Age Centre, BB2 4QR, Blackburn". Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  12. ^ Ernest Ford (May 1968). "Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project - District of Blackburn". Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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2006 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

Elections to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council were held in 2006 on 4 May - the same day as other local elections in the UK.

2019 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

The 2019 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in England. This was the same day as other local elections.

Danny Livesey

Daniel Richard "Danny" Livesey (born 31 December 1984) is an English footballer who will join Chester on 1 July 2019. A defender, he has made 311 appearances in the Football League, with his longest period being a ten-year spell at Carlisle United. Livesey has also previously played for Bolton Wanderers, Notts County, Blackpool, Wrexham, Barrow and Salford City.

Dr. Livesey (character)

Dr. David Livesey is a fictional character in the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. As well as doctor, he is a magistrate, an important man in the rural society of southwest England, where the story opens; his social position is marked by his always wearing a white wig—even in the harsh conditions of the island on which the adventure takes place.

Some years previously, he had fought in the Battle of Fontenoy, in which the British army suffered a defeat at the hands of French forces.

The doctor first appears in the book when he comes to the "Admiral Benbow" to care for Jim Hawkins' ailing father, demonstrating courage and strength of character as he resists the attempts of pirate Billy Bones to bully him. On Bones' subsequent death and the discovery of the treasure map, Dr. Livesey throws in his lot with Squire Trelawney's plans to recover Captain J. Flint's famous hoard. The cooler headed of the two, Dr. Livesey suggests discretion in recruiting a crew for the expedition, urging Trelawney to kept the purpose of the Hispaniola's voyage secret.When Hawkins (now serving as cabin boy) discovers the pirates' plot, it is the doctor he seeks out to make his report. Livesey keeps his head in the crisis and lets none of the crew see that he has just been given dreadful news. Thanks to his cool temperament, he, Captain Alexander Smollett, and the squire are able to plan their escape with the few men they can trust. The doctor himself narrates their subsequent flight from the ship and the establishing of their camp in the old stockade on the island.Later, when ship's cook Long John Silver and the crew attack, the doctor—a battle-hardened veteran—fights well and, with Captain Smollett wounded, takes responsibility for the safety of the expedition. Acting on Jim's account of his earlier adventures, he sets out to find Ben Gunn and succeeds in winning the castaway's loyalty with the offer of a small Parmesan cheese, a foodstuff for which Gunn has been pining through three years of living on goat meat. He negotiates a truce with Silver by agreeing to surrender the treasure map, which he (but not Silver) now knows to be useless. During the subsequent battle at the site of the plundered cache, he arrives opportunely to orchestrate the rescue of Jim and, as it turns out, Silver.

Dr. Livesey, though at one point earning a merited rebuke from Captain Smollett for inattention to his post, likely has the largest share of the credit for the expedition's success. He can very well be considered the hero of the story. Without him, the whole expedition would have been a disaster.

Devoted to his Hippocratic Oath, Dr. Livesey feels duty bound to treat wounded and ill pirates, even though they are enemies who tried to kill him and might try again.

Stevenson does not describe Dr. Livesey; he lets the doctor describe himself in actions. He is intelligent, brave and cool headed—qualities that win the day against the cunning and ruthlessness of his formidable adversary Silver.

Jack Livesey

Jack Edwards Livesey (11 June 1901 – 12 October 1961) was a British film actor.He was born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, the son of Sam Livesey, the brother of Barry Livesey, and the cousin and step-brother of Roger Livesey. He died in Burbank, California, aged 60.

Jeff Livesey

Jeffrey William Livesey (born May 24, 1966) is an American professional baseball player and coach for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also coached in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

List of combat vehicles of World War I

This is a list of combat vehicles of World War I, including conceptual, experimental, prototype, training and production vehicles. The vehicles in this list were either used in combat, produced or designed during the First World War.

World War One saw the start of modern armoured warfare with an emphasis on using motor vehicles to provide support to the infantry.

Listed buildings in Livesey

Livesey is a civil parish in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. It contains seven buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings, all of which are listed at Grade II. This grade is the lowest of the three gradings given to listed buildings and is applied to "buildings of national importance and special interest". Originally a rural area, the two oldest listed buildings were farmhouses. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal was built through the parish and, associated with this, are a listed bridge and an aqueduct. The parish, which includes the village of Feniscowles and the district of Cherry Tree, later became partly absorbed by the growing population of Blackburn. The listed buildings not noted above are a house, later used as offices, a church, and a vicarage.

Livesey Hall War Memorial

The Livesey Hall War Memorial commemorates the fallen of World War I and World War II who had been employed by the South Suburban Gas Company of London. It is also a tribute to those employees who served in the wars. The monument was designed and executed by British sculptor Sydney March, of the March family of artists.

Livesey Museum for Children

The Livesey Museum for Children was in the Old Kent Road, within the London Borough of Southwark, London, England.

The Livesey Museum was one of very few children's museums in the United Kingdom, which used to show a completely new hands-on exhibition every year. Each exhibition was suitable for all children under 12, and admission was free. It was hosted in a former public library on Old Kent Road in Southwark and was funded by Southwark Council.

Exhibitions explored such themes as Shelter, Energy, and Myths & Legends. The museum had no permanent collection, but each exhibition features objects and artwork on loan from Southwark Council's historic collections.

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey (born 1953) is a Scottish-born writer. She is the author of eight novels, a collection of short stories, a collection of essays on writing and the co-author, with Lynn Klamkin, of a textbook. Among other awards, she has earned a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the PEN New England Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award.

Livesey's stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and a number of literary quarterlies. She was formerly the Fiction Editor at Ploughshares, an American literary journal. Livesey served as a judge for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction in 2012.She currently divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Iowa City, Iowa, where she is a member of the faculty at the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She has also taught at Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cleveland State University, Emerson College, Tufts University, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and Williams College. She has frequently been a faculty member at the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences, among other conferences.

Michael Livesey

Sir Michael Livesey, 1st Baronet, MP (1611–1663), was a Parliamentarian Colonel of Kentish Yeomanry and one of the regicides of King Charles I.

A baronet, seated at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey, Livesey was a zealous Puritan who sided with Parliament during the Civil War.

Roger Livesey

Roger Livesey (25 June 1906 – 4 February 1976) was a Welsh stage and film actor. He is most often remembered for the three Powell & Pressburger films in which he starred: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, I Know Where I'm Going! and A Matter of Life and Death. Tall and broad with a mop of dark blond hair, Livesey used his highly distinctive husky voice, gentle manner and athletic physique to create many notable roles in his theatre and film work.

Sam Livesey

Samuel Livesey (14 October 1873, Flintshire, Wales – 7 November 1936, London) was a Welsh stage and film actor.


Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages. A person who practices (and possibly advocates) teetotalism is called a teetotaler (plural teetotalers) or is simply said to be teetotal. The teetotalism movement was first started in Preston, England, in the early 19th century. The Preston Temperance Society was founded in 1833 by Joseph Livesey, who was to become a leader of the temperance movement and the author of The Pledge: "We agree to abstain from all liquors of an intoxicating quality whether ale, porter, wine or ardent spirits, except as medicine."

The Last of Our Kind

"The Last of Our Kind" is a song performed by Canadian-Swiss singer Rykka. The song represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and was written by Rykka along with Mike James, Jeff Dawson, and Warne Livesey. The song was released as a download on 8 January 2016 through Little Jig Records. It was later released worldwide as a download on 11 March 2016.

Tony Livesey

Anthony Livesey (born 11 January 1964, Burnley, Lancashire) is a British journalist and broadcaster who presents 'Drive' for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold."

Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X,” schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action.

It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. It was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym "Captain George North". It was first published as a book on 14 November 1883, by Cassell & Co.

Warne Livesey

Warne Livesey (born 12 February 1959) is an award winning British music producer, mixing engineer, songwriter and musician. He is best known for his production work with Midnight Oil, The The, Matthew Good Band and Deacon Blue.


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