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ANDERTON, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; under Rivington Pike, near the Bolton railway and the Manchester and Leeds canal, 3¼ miles SE of Chorley. Acres, 1,175. Real property, 2,241. Pop., 243. Houses, 47.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Anderton.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Anderton area is Chorley.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Anderton was a township in the parish of Standish.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Anderton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.