Darcy Lever

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DARCY-LEVER, a township in Bolton-le-Moors parish, Lancashire; on the Bolton and Bury railway, 1 mile E of Bolton. It has a station on the railway. Acres, 540. Real property, 9,025; of which 4,400 are in mines. Pop., 2,071. Houses, 404. Coal is worked.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Bolton library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Darcy Lever.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Darcy Lever area is Bolton.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Darcy Lever was a township in the parish of Bolton.


A description of Darcy Lever in the 19th century.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Darcy Lever 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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