Little Bowland

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BOWLAND (Little), a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; under Bleasdale, 7 miles N W of Clitheroe. Acres, with Leagram township, 7,690. Real property, with Leagram, 3,296. Pop., 123. Houses, 19.

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



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Little Bowland area is Ribble Valley.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Little Bowland was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Little Bowland 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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