A small village in East Lancashire has been voted the most stylish place to live in the whole county.

According to a new survey, Downham is the most stylish place to live in Lancashire.

The village was the highest rated location in the county in a list of the UK’s most stylish places, with second place going to Clitheroe, Ribchester coming in third, Slaidburn fourth and Whalley fifth.

Locations were ranked according to the beauty of the buildings, the stunning scenery, and their popularity with artists and as a filming location - the TV series Born and Bred and The Secret of Crickley Hall were both filmed in Downham.

Online store Furniturebox polled 5,000 people with panels in each county including Lancashire.

Downham came 20th on the national list which was topped by Lavenham in Suffolk.

Downham lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, in the southern section of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the market town of Clitheroe.

It is often hailed as the most beautiful village in Lancashire.

A Furniturebox spokesperson said: “Downham is the most stylish place to live in Lancashire.

“Any of the Lancs locations voted by residents would have been worthy winners and show why it is such a stylish county, loved by artists, film-makers and tourists from all over the world.

“What is interesting is how many of the most stylish locations were not the most affluent places in their locality.

“Good style can be achieved whatever your budget and what marks out Lancashire's most stylish places is how they all have a timeless quality achieved over generations by the stylish people living there.

“That same sense of style is true with furniture and having a good eye for the right piece for your home is far more important than how much money you have to spend.”

Furniturebox provides a choice of premium furniture representing value, quality and style with the very best contemporary and modern designs.