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Much Hoole

Much Hoole, township and vil. (ry. sta. Hoole), Hoole par., N. Lancashire, 7 miles SW. of Preston, 1776 ac. (30 water), pop. 581; P.O.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Leyland library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Much Hoole area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Much Hoole which are provided by:


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

Historical Geography

In 1835 Much Hoole was a township in the parish of Hoole. Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.
You can see the administrative areas in which Much Hoole has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Much Hoole and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD469228 (Lat/Lon: 53.698920, -2.805764), Much Hoole which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Much Hoole 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.