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EDGEWORTH, a township and a sub-district in Bolton parish, Lancashire. The township lies near the Bolton and Blackburn railway, 7½ miles NNW of Bolton. Acres, 2,480. Real property, 4,378; of which 465 are in quarries. Pop., 1,350. Houses, 273. There are a cotton-mill, a school-church, Independent chapels of 1822 and 1867, and a Wesleyan chapel of 1863. The sub-district includes two other townships. Acres, 4,430. Pop., 2,025. Houses, 406.

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 Edgworth.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Edgworth area is Blackburn.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Edgworth was a township in the parish of Bolton.

The village now lies within the boundaries of North Turton Parish Council along with the villages of Belmont, Chapeltown, Entwistle and Quarlton. North Turton is part of Blackburn with Darwen Borough.

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


A description of Edgworth in the 19th century.


View maps of Edgworth and places within its boundaries.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Edgworth 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.