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THE LANCASHIRE GAZETTEER.

N.B. The market towns are printed in Italic Capitals, thus: MANCHESTER. The parishes (not market towns) in Capitals thus: ECCLES. The townships, in Small Capitals, thus: PENDLETON. The local names of places within townships, in Roman, thus: Cross-lane, Broughton Hall, &c. The rivers, and lakes, in Italics, thus: Mersey, Marston-mere. The letters at the end of each line, denote in what Hundred the place is situated. L. standing for Lonsdale hundred; B. for Blackburn hundred; A. for Amounderness hundred; LL. for Leyland hundred; W.D. for West Derby hundred; and S for Salford hundred.

A.
Abbey Stead, in Over Wyer's Dale L.

Abbots, near Coulton, Furness Fells

L.

ABRAM, 3 miles N.W. of Leigh

W.D.

ACCRINGTON Old, in the parish of Whalley, 3 miles N.W. of Haslingden; has a Chapel of ease. Patron, Vicar of Whalley.

B.

ACCRINGTON New, 2 miles N.W. of Haslingden

B.

Acre Top, 5 miles N.N.E. of Manchester

S.

Acre's Bridge, 8 miles E. of Liverpool

W.D.

Acre's Field, 3 miles N.W. of Manchester

S.

Addington, on Hatton Moor, 6 miles N.E. of Lancaster

L.

ADGARLEY, joint township with Bolton, in Low Furness

L.

Adgecroft Hall, (seat of Rev. J. Dauntsey) and Agecroft bridge, (over the Irwell) 4 miles N.W. of Manchester

S.

ADLINGTON, 3 miles S. of Chorley, in the parish of Standish. Adlington Hall, the seat of Sir Richard Clayton, Bart.

LL.

Admarsh Chapel, a chapel of ease, in Parish of Lancaster; Patron, Vicar of Lancaster

L.

Aigbury Hall, near Allerton, an ancient seat of the Tarltons

W.D.

AIGHTON, the township, situated on the angle formed by the rivers Hodder and Ribble, N.W. of Whalley.

B.

AINSDALE, 2 miles N. of Formby

W.D.

AINSWORTH, (erroneously called "Unsworth" by Mr. Yates, in his large map of Lancashire) the township N. of Radcliff

S.

Ainsworth Hall, in Ainsworth, one of the first places in Lancashire, where that important branch of British manufactures, calico printing, was carried on

S.

AINTREE, 6 miles N. of Liverpool

W.D.

Alcocks, near Wray, 10 miles E.N.E. of Lancaster

L.

ALDCLIFF, 1 mile S.W. of Lancaster

L.

Alders Bridge, near Kirkby

W.D.

ALDINGHAM, in Furness, in the Deanery of Furness and Cartmel; the living, a Rectory; patron, the King.

L.

Alis Cole, in Hundersfield

S.

Alkincoats, 1 mile N.W. of Colne

B.

Alkrington, 3 miles N.E. of Manchester, in the Parish of Prestwich. Alkrington Hall, was the seat of the late Sir Ashton Lever.

S.

ALLERTON, 5 miles S.E. of Liverpool. Allerton Hall, the seat of the celebrated W. Roscoe, Esq.

W.D.

ALLITHWAITE (lower), two miles S. of Cartmel

L.

ALLITHWAITE (upper), three miles N.E. of Cartmel

L.

Allum Works, 3 miles W. of Blackburn

B.

ALSTON, 6 miles N.E. of Preston, at which place is Longridge chapel, in the parish of Ribchester; to which it is a chapel of ease: patron, Sir H. Hoghton Bart.

A.

Alston Lane, near Grimsairgh

A.

Alt, (The River) rises in Knowsley Park, and falls into the sea near Formby

W.D.

ALTCAR, 1 mile E. of Formby. Living a Curacy to an Impropriation

W.D.

ALTHAM, 7 miles N.E. of Blackburn, in the Parish of Whalley; living a Perpetual Curacy; Patron, A. Curzon, Esq.

B.

Amounderness, (Hundred of) adjoins on the North to Lonsdale Hundred, on the East to Blackburn Hundred, on the South to Leyland Hundred, and on the West is bounded by the Irish Sea. The Hundred Court is holden at Preston. It pays 19/100 of the County Rates, and raises 64 of the 800 men, for the Old Militia. It contains 7 parishes, and 45 townships. By the Census taken in 1801, it appeared to contain 7619 houses, and 39598 inhabitants.

 

Ancoats Hall, near Manchester, a curious old house, belonging to Sir Oswald Mosley, Bart.

S.

ANDERTON, the township adjoining on the N.E. to Blackrod

LL.

ANDLEY, near Blackburn

B.

Angerton Moss, near Kirkby, Furness Fells

L.

ANGERTON POINT N. end of Dudden Sands, Furness

L.

ANGLEZARK, 6 miles N.W. of Bolton-le-moors. Here are lead mines, and here, also, is obtained the Aerated Barytes, found in no other place in England.

S.

Ann Fields, 2 miles N.E. of Liverpool

W.D.

Appleton, near Ditton

W.D.

ARBURY, near Winwick

W.D.

ARDWICK, in the parish of Manchester, to which it is now joined by the vast increase of building. It is divided into two parts, Upper Ardwick and Ardwick-green; the latter is one of the most pleasant villages in the kingdom, and is universally admired for the beauty of its appearance, and the neatness of the buildings, which surround it. Here is a handsome chapel dedicated to St. Thomas; Patrons, the Fellows of the Collegiate Church, of Manchester.

S.

ARKHOLME, in the parish of Melling, on the river Loyne, 91/2 miles N.E. of Lancaster, has a Chapel of ease. Patron, Vicar of Melling.

L.

Arley, 1 mile from Blackrod

S.

Armetriding, near Chorley

LL.

Ash Slack, near Kirkby, Furness Fells

L.

Ashes, 2 miles N.E. of Liverpool

W.D.

Ashes, near Cartmel Fell Chapel

L.

Ashes, near Goosnarg

A.

ASHTON, 3 miles W. of Preston

A.

ASHTON, (on the river Loyne,) 3 m. S.S.W. of Lancaster

L.

Ashton Brow, on the Ribble, 3 miles W. of Preston

A.

Ashton Cross, 1 m. S.W. from Ashton in Makerfield

W.D.

ASHTON in Makerfield, (or in the Willows) 71/2 miles N. of Warrington, a considerable village in the parish of Winwick, under which it has a Chapel of ease, patron, Rector of Winwick.

W.D.

Ashton Lane, near Goosnarg

A.

Ashton Moss, a large moss in the parish of Ashton-under-line.

S.

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE, (N.L. 53. 25". W. Lon. 2. 10".) a small populous town, but large parish, in the Deanry of Manchester, from which town it is about 7 miles E. and from London 184 miles. It had formerly a market on Wednesdays, but most unaccountably (the increased population considered) discontinued. The living is a Rectory; Patron, the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, who is also Lord of the manor, and holds a Court here to judge of disputes, breaches of trust, rights of tenants, and action for debt under forty shillings. The Chapels of Hey or Lees, and Mosley (Patron, the Rector of Ashton) and Stayley-bridge, Patron, the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, are all in this parish, which contains the following townships or hamlets, viz. Audenshaw, Hooley-hill, Knottlanes, Hartshead, Mosley, Smallshaw, Hurst, Suzley, Towracre, Ridge-hill-lane, or Staley-bridge, Boston, and Charlston, containing in the whole, about 1600 houses, and nearly 10,000 inhabitants. Fairs are holden August 5, and December 3, for horses, cattle, toys, &c.

S.

Ashurst Beacon, 5 miles N.W. of Wigan

W.D.

ASHWORTH, 3 miles N.E. of Bury, is in the parish of Middleton; under which it has a chapel of ease: patron W. Egerton, Esq.

S.

ASPRICK, 8 miles S.W. of Garstang

A.

ASPULL, 2 miles N.E. of Wigan

S.

ASTLEY, 21/2 miles E. of Leigh, in the parish of Leigh, under which it has a Chapel of ease; Patrons, the inhabitants.

 

Astley Hall, near Chorley, seat of Peter Brooke Esq.

LL.

ATHERTON, a large township (of which the populous village of Chowbent forms a part) in the parish of Leigh. In Chowbent is a chapel of ease; patron, Atherton Gwillum, Esq. There is also a Dissenting Chapel, attended by a numerous congregation of the Presbyterian persuasion. Atherton Hall, a fine mansion, is the seat of Atherton Gwillum, Esq.

W.D.

Atkinson Ground, 2 miles W. of Hawkshead, Furness Fells

L.

AUDENSHAW, 5 miles E. of Manchester

S.

AUGHTON, 3 miles S. of Ormskirk, in the Deanry of Warrington. The living, a Rectory; Patron, T. Plumbe, Esq

W.D.

AUGHTON, 6 miles N.E. of Lancaster

L.

Aughton Hall, 1 mile N.W. of Ormskirk

W.D.

Aughton Moss, 1 mile S. of Ormskirk

W.D.

Ayside, near upper Allithwaite, Cartmel Fells

L.


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