Charnock Richard

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CHARNOCK-RICHARD, a township-chapelry in Standish parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Wigan and Preston railway, near Coppull station, 3 miles SW by W of Chorley. Post Town, Coppull, under Chorley. Acres, 1,948. Real, property, 6,253; of which 2,700 are in mines. Pop., 899. Houses, 161. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 141.* Patron, James Darlington, Esq. The church was built in 1861; is in the perpendicular English style; and consists of nave and chancel, with tower and vestry.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Charnock Richard.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Charnock Richard area is Chorley.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Charnock Richard was a township in the parish of Standish.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Charnock Richard 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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