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CLIVIGER, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Rose-Grove and Todmorden railway, near the source of the river Iswell, 3½ miles SE by S of Burnley. Acres, 6,160. Real property, 14,950; of which 7,870 are in mines, and 179 in quarries. Pop., 1,770. Houses, 346. The surface is hilly; the rocks include coal, iron ore, and lead ore; and the national productions include rare plants and rare birds of prey.

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

Archives and libraries

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Details about the census records, and indexes for Cliviger.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cliviger area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cliviger was a township in the parish of Whalley.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cliviger 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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