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FOULRIDGE, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds canal and the Colne and Skipton railway, 2 miles N of Colne. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Colne. Acres, 2,450. Real property, 4,498; of which 70 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,233; in 1861, 988. Houses, 203. The decrease of pop. arose from the discontinuance of handloom weaving. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

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Details about the census records, and indexes for Foulridge.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

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Transcript of the entry of professions and trades. for FOULRIDGE in The Craven Household Almanack Directory of 1911.


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Historical Geography

In 1835 Foulridge was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Foulridge 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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