Clayton le Woods

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CLAYTON-LE-WOODS, a township in Leyland parish, Lancashire; on the Wigan and Preston railway, 3¾ miles NNW of Chorley. It contains Clayton-Green, with post office under Chorley. Acres, 1,450. Real property, 3,544. Pop., 705. Houses, 144.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Clayton le Woods area is Chorley.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Clayton le Woods was a township in the parish of Leyland.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Clayton le Woods 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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