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PARBOLD, a township in Eccleston parish, Lancashire; near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 5½ miles N W by W of Wigan. It has a post-office under Ormskirk; and it contains the church of Douglas chapelry. Acres, 1,165. Real property, £3,031; of which £420 are in quarries. Pop., 474. Houses, 92. Parbold Hall is the seat of Mrs. Twining. Parbold hill commands good views to the Isle of Man, and to the mountains of Wales and Cumberland.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.




You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Parbold area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Parbold area is Wigan and Leigh.

Description and Travel

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

Historical Geography

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


View maps of Parbold and places within its boundaries.

A map of Parbold around 1845.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD493108 (Lat/Lon: 53.591308, -2.767456), Parbold which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Parbold 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.