About Edenfield

Edenfield is a village within the borough of Rossendale in Lancashire, England. Edenfield lies in the Southern extremity of the Rossendale valley which follows the course of the River Irwell towards Manchester. Edenfield has a population of approximately 2,000 people and 900 dwellings. The centre of Edenfield lies at the intersection of three A roads. The A676 to Bolton, The A680 between Accringron and Rochdale and the A56 between Rawtenstall and Bury. The M66 motorway terminates in Edenfield where it becomes the A56 dual carriageway (commonly referred to as the Edenfield by-pass).

Edenfield and Scout Moor
Edenfield Quarry and Scout Moor (Ian Roberts)

Edenfield is administered by Rossendale Borough Council and Lancashire County Council and it forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Rossendale and Darwen. Edenfield’s name derives from “Aytounfeld” which means “Open Land by the farmstead on well watered land” and was first recorded in 1324. This description remains true to this day. Despite urbanisation throughout the the 19th and 20th centuries, it remains a pleasant open space and Rossendale’s climate ensures that it is “well watered”.

Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum has been established by local residents who share a common purpose and objective to protect and enhance our neighbourhood and to make it an area that is vibrant, socially inclusive, and generally the greenest, safest place to live, work and play that it can possibly be. Forum members are individuals who either live or work in Edenfield.