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HASLINGDEN, a town, a township-chapelry, a subdistrict, and a district in Lancashire. The town stands adjacent to the East Lancashire railway, near Rossendale forest, 4 miles S by E of Accrington, and 16 N by W of Manchester. The chief employments are in cotton factories, sheeting and fulling mills, iron foundries, size works, a brewery, and stone quarries. Several mansions and handsome villas are in the neighbourhood. Pop. of the town, in 1851, 6,154; in 1861, 6,929. Houses, 1,295. The chapelry is in Whalley parish, and comprises 4,420 acres. Real property, £25,479; of which £575 are in gas works, and £1,007 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 9,030; in 1861, 10,109. Houses, 1,935. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. The landed property is chiefly divided among five. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300. * Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The sub-district contains also the township of Henheads. Acres, 4,780. Pop., 10,320. Houses, 1,975.

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


Archives and Libraries

Haslingden Library,
Higher Deardengate,



Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Haslingden area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.

Description and Travel

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David Greenhalgh has extracted entries from Pigot's 1828 Directory.


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Haslingden Roots are a voluntary group of individuals who set up to help people research their family history of the area.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Haslingden was a chapelry and township in the parish of Whalley.

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

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


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Haslingden 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.