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Heath Charnock

CHARNOCK-HEATH, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; on the Bolton and Preston railway, at Adlington station, 2½ miles SE by S of Chorley. Acres, 1,596. Real property, £4,207; of which £450 are in mines, and £280 in quarries. Pop., 772. Houses, 150. There are brickworks and a cotton-mill.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heath Charnock area is Chorley.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Heath Charnock which are provided by:


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

Historical Geography

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


View maps of Heath Charnock and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD595144 (Lat/Lon: 53.624554, -2.613834), Heath Charnock which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heath Charnock 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.