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CUERDEN, a township in Leyland parish, Lancashire; on the river Lostock, and on the Preston and Wigan railway, 5 miles NNW of Chorley. Acres, 800. Real property, 3,322. Pop., 666. Houses, 121. Cuerden Hall belonged to the Banastres, and passed to the Parkers. Dr. Kuerden, the antiquary, was a native.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Cuerden.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cuerden area is Chorley.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cuerden was a township in the parish of Leyland.


View maps of Cuerden and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD564238 (Lat/Lon: 53.708789, -2.662025), Cuerden which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cuerden 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.