Clayton le Moors

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CLAYTON-LE-MOORS, a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Blackburn and Clitheroe railway, at Whalley station, 5½ miles NE of Blackburn. Post town, Whalley, under Blackburn. Acres, 950. Real property, 12,184; of which 350 are in quarries. Pop., 4,682. Houses, 902. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a p. curacy in the dio. of Manchester. Value, 120.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is modern. There are Baptist and R. Catholic chapels.

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

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Clayton le Moors area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Clayton le Moors was a township in the parish of Whalley.


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A map of Clayton-le-Moors around 1845.

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Military History

Men and women of Accrington and District who gave their lives for their country during the Great War of 1914-1919.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Clayton le Moors 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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