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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)


Archives and Libraries

Bacup Library,
St James' Square,
OL13 9AH

Tel: 01706 873324




Civil Registration

The Register Offices covering the Bacup area are Hyndburn & Rossendale, and Rochdale.


Description and Travel

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David Greenhalgh has extracted entries from Pigot's 1828 Directory.



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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BACUP, a chapelry in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N. of Rochdale. Manchester is its post town. It is connected with the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway by a short branch line from Ramsbottom Junction. The population are employed in the cotton and baize manufactures. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £250, in the patronage of Hulme's Trustees. There is also a district church called Christ Church, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £100, in the patronage of the Rev. J. Heyworth."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Bacup was a chapelry in the township of Newchurch in Rossendale in the parish of Whalley.

You can see the administrative areas in which Bacup has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Bacup 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.