Little Harwood

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HARWOOD (LITTLE), a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; 2 miles NE of Blackburn. It includes the hamlet of Bulls Head. Acres, 730. Real property, 1,994. Pop., 270. Houses, 53. The surface is chiefly moor and pasture.

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 Harwood area is Blackburn.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Little Harwood was a township in the parish of Blackburn.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Little Harwood 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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