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Ordnance Survey
LANDRANGER 1:50 000 Series, Sheet 103
OUTDOOR LEISURE 1:25 000 Series, Map 21
National Grid Reference SD 832 396
Lat: 53:51:08N (53.8523) Lon: 2:15:29W (-2.2579)

Maps:Locality (81 KB) Overview (48.7 KB)
Images produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

The Clarion House can be reached by easy or moderate walks from the surrounding towns of Nelson, Colne, Burnley & Clitheroe.

Our parking facilities are limited but there is good parking close by at Barley.

The East Lancs Railway Line lies close by to the East. The Railway Stations at Brierfield & Nelson are good starting points for a walk to the Clarion.

Navigators of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal will discover the Clarion House to be "nobbut a cockstride away".

Regrettably the Sunday Pendle Witch Hopper bus service no longer operates due to government cuts to local government funding.

For general enquiries regarding the Clarion House and Nelson ILP Land Society, please write to:The Secretary, Nelson ILP Land Society, The Clarion House, Jinney Lane, Newchurch-in-Pendle Lancashire BB12 9LL

Donations to the “Clarion House Restoration Fund” can be sent to: The Restoration Fund Organiser, The Clarion House, Jinney Lane, Newchurch-in-Pendle Lancashire BB12 9LL

Please note that we are a voluntary organisation and response time will be affected by the availability of a volunteer, however we will respond as soon as possible.

Enamel Lapel Badges   

Our new enamel lapel badge is now available thanks to Black Dragon Badges of Lytham St Annes who have very kindly manufactured and donated the badges. The badges are of excellent quality and are available for a minimum donation of £1 each + 80p P & P UK .

to find out more about Black Dragon Badges visit the Black Dragon website


Included on the CD-ROM are:

PDF version of "A Monument to a Movement" - the history of the Clarion House.

PDF version of a Concise History of the Early Days of Nelson ILP.

PDF version of Photographic History PDF version of Golden Jubilee.

JPEG image of a letter to James Keir Hardie from George Cadbury, in response to being requested to support the ILP.

PDF version of James Keir Hardie – The Lochnorris Collection.

Microsoft Windows Media Audio File – ILP Reflections 1998 - Gilbert Kinder & Ivy Iveson in conversation
(Copyright North West Sound Archive, Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe. No re-recording without the permission of the Archive).
All views expressed in this recording are personal views and should not be taken to be the collective view of the Nelson Independent Labour Party Land Society.

The folder in the contents of disc “ILP Photo History” contains the 44 images from "Photographic History" plus several additional images.

The PDF files can be read with Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website or is easily obtainable as free software (have you got the latest version?).

The Microsoft Windows Media Audio File can be read with Windows Media Player and certain software associated with computer recording/playback devices.

Prices by surface mail: UK £7.00, Europe £8.00, rest of World £9.00.

Enquiries for CD-ROM and issues relating to this web site:

Enquiries of a general nature and correspondence with the Secretary: