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SALESBURY, a township and a chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Ribble, 1½ mile W of Ribchester r. station, and 5 N by E of Blackburn. Acres, 1,150. Real property, £1,374. Pop., 331. Houses, 61. The manor belonged to the Salesburys; passed to the Clitheroes, the Talbots, and others; and belongs now to Lord De Tabley. Talbot the antiquary was a native. The chapelry is much larger than the township, and was constitute, in 1842. Post-town, Blackburn. Pop., 1,292. Houses, 254. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £118. Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church was built in 1807.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.


  • St Peter, Ribchester Road, Church of England



  • St Peter, Ribchester Road, Church of England

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Salesbury area is Preston & South Ribble.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Salesbury was a chapelry and township in the parish of Blackburn.
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View maps of Salesbury and places within its boundaries.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Salesbury 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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