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HEAPEY, a township-chapelry in Leyland parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 2 miles NE of Chorley r. station. Post town, Chorley. Acres, 1,456. Real property, 2,267. Pop. in 1851, 495; in 1861, 396. Houses, 81. The decrease of pop. was caused by want of employment. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to W. S. Cari., Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 150. * Patron, the Vicar of Leyland. The church was built in 1750, and improved in 1829; and was intended in 1865 to be enlarged. There is a national school.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Heapey.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heapey area is Chorley.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Heapey was a township in the parish of Leyland.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heapey 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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