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CULCHETH, a township and a sub-district in Leigh district, Lancashire. The township is in Newchurch-Kenyon parish; lies on the Liverpool and Manchester railway, 3 miles S of Leigh; and has a church, Methodist chapels, an endowed school for boys and girls, and charities £49. Acres, 5,361. Real property, £10,339. Pop., 2,214. Houses, 444. Culcheth Hall is the seat of the Withingtons. The sub-district includes also two townships of Leigh parish. Acres, 10,427. Pop., 10,881. Houses, 2,204.

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



Presbyterian / Unitarian
Cross Lane Presbyterian, Risley



Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Culcheth area is Wigan and Leigh.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Culcheth was a township in the parish of Winwick.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Culcheth 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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