CHIPPING, a township, a parish, and a sub-district in Clitheroe district, Lancashire. The township lies on a branch of the river Hodder, 3¾ miles NW of the Longridge railway, and 7 E by S of Garstang; and has a post office under Preston, and fairs on Easter Tuesday and 24 Aug. Acres, 5, 577. Real property, £5,567. Pop., 1,074. Houses, 229. The parish includes also the township of Thornley-with-Wheatley. Acres, 8,756. Real property, £8,217. Pop., 1,483. Houses, 311. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged, before the Conquest, to Richard de Chepin. The cotton manufacture is largely carried on; and limestone occurs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £120. Patron, the bishop of Manchester. The church was reported in 1859 to need repair. There are chapels for Independents and Roman Catholics; and charities, £260. The sub-district contains also parts of two other parishes. Acres, 22,226. Pop., 3,217. Houses, 590.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)