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CUERDALE, a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 2½ miles E of Preston. Acres, 500. Real property, £1,098. Pop., 56. Houses, 11.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Leyland library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cuerdale area is Preston and South Ribble.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Cuerdale which are provided by:


Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Cuerdale to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Cuerdale was a township in the parish of Blackburn.
You can see the administrative areas in which Cuerdale has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Cuerdale and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD576293 (Lat/Lon: 53.758321, -2.644602), Cuerdale which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cuerdale 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.