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ASPULL, a township and a subdistrict in Wigan district, Lancashire. The township is in Wigan-parish, 3 miles NE of Wigan; and has a post office, of the name of Aspull-Moor, under Wigan. Acres, 1,879. Real property, 27,184; of which 19,863 are in mines. Pop., 4,290. Houses, 783. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in collieries and cotton mills. There are a school-church, Independent, Wesleyan, and Roman Catholic chapels, and four public schools. The subdistrict comprises three townships. Pop., 8,372. Houses, 1,534.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Wigan library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Aspull.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Aspull area is Wigan & Leigh.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Aspull was a township in the parish of Wigan.


A description of Aspull in the 19th century.


View maps of Aspull and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD620086 (Lat/Lon: 53.572612, -2.575327), Aspull which are provided by:

Poor Houses, Poor law etc.

Poor Law records held at Wigan Archives.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Aspull 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.