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ECCLESHILL, a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; 3¼ miles SSE of Blackburn. Acres, 792. Real property, £1,667; of which £213 are in mines. Pop., 543. Houses, 106.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Darwen library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Eccleshill area is Blackburn.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Eccleshill was a township in the parish of Blackburn.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

You can see the administrative areas in which Eccleshill has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Eccleshill and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD700236 (Lat/Lon: 53.707953, -2.455973), Eccleshill which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Eccleshill 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.