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Haydock, township and vil., Ashton in Makerfield par., SW. Lancashire, 3½ miles NE. of St Helens, 2409 ac., pop. 5863; P.O., T.O.; has ironfounding and extensive collieries; in vicinity is Haydock Lodge, now used as a lunatic asylum.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at St.Helens and Wigan libraries.


  • St James, Church Rd, Church of England
  • St Mark, West End Road, Church of England



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Haydock area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Haydock area is St Helens.

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Haydock to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Haydock was a township in the parish of Winwick.
You can see the administrative areas in which Haydock has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Haydock and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ565967 (Lat/Lon: 53.465226, -2.656723), Haydock which are provided by:


At least 204 people were killed in an explosion at the Wood Pit in 1878. A list of the victims has been provided from Ian Winstanley's book Weep Mother's Weep.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Haydock 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.