The title takes its name after the town of Burnley in Lancashire. Originally, the suffragan bishops were appointed for the diocese of Manchester, but with the creation of the Diocese of Blackburn in 1926, Burnley came under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Blackburn.
List of bishops of Burnley 
|Bishops of Burnley|
|1901||1904||Edwyn Hoskyns||Translated to Southwell|
|1994||2000||Martyn Jarrett||Translated to Beverley|
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