Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Colne within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Colne, market town and township with ry. sta., Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, on affluent of the Calder, near the Liverpool and Leeds Canal, 26 miles N. of Manchester and 204 NW. of London, 4635 ac., pop. 10,313: P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; is a place of great antiquity, and as early as the 14th cent. was a seat of the woollen mfr.; its principal mfrs. now, however, are mousselines-de-laine and printed calicoes. In the neighbourhood are quarries of limestone and slate.