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BALDERSTON, a township-chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; near the river Ribble, 5 miles NW of Blackburn r. station. Post Town, Mellor-Brook under Blackburn. Acres, 1,710. Real property, 2,593 Pop., 532. Houses, 105. The property is much sub divided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 160.* Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church is very good. Charities, 11.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Balderstone.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Balderstone area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Balderstone was a chapelry and township in the parish of Blackburn.


A description of Balderstone in the 19th century.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Balderstone 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.


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