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Clitheroe, an English manufacturing town and municipal borough, near the Ribble, in the county of Lancashire, situate at the foot of the Pendle Hills, 28 miles north of Manchester. Its industries are cotton and paper manufacture, iron founding, and lime and brick-works. It played an important part in the Scottish wars, and also in the Civil war, during which (1649) the castle was dismantled. Stonyhurst College is near Clitheroe.