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PILSWORTH, a township in Middleton parish, Lancashire; 2 miles S E of Bury r. station. Acres, 1, 478. Real property, 4,350; of which 400 are in mines. Pop., 343. Houses, 63. The property belongs to the Earl of Eglinton.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Bury library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Pilsworth.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Pilsworth area is Bury.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Pilsworth was a township in the parish of Middleton.


A description of Pilsworth in the 19th century.


View maps of Pilsworth and places within its boundaries.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Pilsworth 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.