Bacup, mun. bor., Rochdale and Whalley pars., Lancashire, 19¼ miles N. of Manchester by rail, 6400 ac., pop. 25,034; 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. Market, daily. The staple industries are cotton spinning and power-room weaving. In the neighbourhood are numerous coal-pits and vast stonequarries. Bacup was incorporated in 1882.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)
St James' Square,
Tel: 01706 873324census records, and indexes for Bacup. Hyndburn & Rossendale, and Rochdale. Pigot's 1828 Directory. gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Bacup to another place. Newchurch in Rossendale in the parish of Whalley. maps of Bacup and places within its boundaries.
Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.