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SIMONSWOOD, a township in Walton-on-the-Hill parish, Lancashire; 5 miles S by E of Ormskirk. Acres, 2,862. Real property, £2,792. Pop., 461. Houses, 70.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Simonswood area is Knowsley.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Simonswood was a township in the parish of Ormskirk.
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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Simonswood 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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