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Blatchinworth and Calderbrook

BLATCHINWORTH, a township and a subdistrict in the district of Rochdale, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook; lies on the Manchester and Leeds railway, 5 miles NE of Rochdale; contains seven hamlets and Littleborough village, the last with a post office under Manchester and a r. station; and has romantic scenery., numerous good residences, a church, five dissenting chapels, an endowed school, eight cotton mills, twelve woollen mills, two collieries, and rich quarries. Real property, £14,551; of which £1,020 are in mines. Pop., 4,860. Houses, 980. The subdistrict is conterminate with the township.

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

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Blatchinworth and Calderbrook area is Rochdale.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Blatchinworth and Calderbrook was a township in the parish of Rochdale.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Blatchinworth and Calderbrook 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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