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Lancashire was a coastal county in the north-west of England.

The county included the town of Blackpool, home to both Lucie Miller (AUDIO: Death in Blackpool) and Clara Oswald. (TV: Robot of Sherwood)


Lancashire was located in the north-west of England. (TV: The Witchfinders) It was a coastal county which bordered the Irish Sea. (COMIC: Seaside Rendezvous)

The county included the towns of Ackleton, (AUDIO: Industrial Evolution) Blackpool (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Robot of Sherwood) and Ulverston, (PROSE: The Pit) and the villages of Dinorben (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark) and Bilehurst Cragg. (TV: The Witchfinders)

Major landmarks in the county included Blackpool Tower (AUDIO: The Nightmare Fair) and Pendle Hill. (TV: The Witchfinders)


In the mid-19th century, ten families from Lancashire founded the village of Dinorben. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark)

In the 1940s, the Eighth Doctor spent some time in Lancashire. (PROSE: Grimm Reality)

In the 1980s, the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield attended a Laurel and Hardy convention in Ulverston, Lancashire. (PROSE: The Pit)


The Eleventh Doctor joked that the star whale's mouth at the heart of Starship UK — which he at the time thought a rubbish dump — might be the spaceship's version of the county. (TV: The Beast Below)

While searching the wrecked TARDIS, the Eleventh Doctor used Gregor's scanner to find Clara based on her Lancashire origins. Later, the scanner picked up that one of the time zombies was also from Lancashire, denoting that this was a future version of her. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)

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Scream of the Shalka[]

Though not considered part of the Doctor Who universe by this wiki, Scream of the Shalka was set in the fictional Lancashire village of Lannet. An alternative Ninth Doctor visited the village where he met Alison Cheney and defeated the Shalka. (NOTVALID: Scream of the Shalka, NOTVALID: Scream of the Shalka)

County borders[]

The ill-defined borders of Lancashire within the DWU can be a cause of confusion. In the real world, Lancashire was historically a much larger county than it is today. Following a reform of county boundaries in 1974, Manchester and Liverpool - cities which were historically in Lancashire - became part of Greater Manchester and Merseyside respectively; the historical north of Lancashire was merged with Cumberland and Westmorland to form Cumbria.

Cast and crew[]

Cast members Peter Purves and Jenna Coleman were born in Lancashire. Christopher Eccleston and Bernard Cribbins were born in former boroughs of Lancashire which have since been incorporated into Greater Manchester.

As a filming location[]

The Reeltime Pictures short film Wartime was shot entirely on location in Lancashire.