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Thornley with Wheatley

THORNLEY-WITH-WHEATLEY, a township in Chipping parish, Lancashire; 7½ miles W by S of Clitheroe. Acres, 3,179. Real property, £2,650; of which £76 are in quarries. Pop., 409. Houses, 82. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby.

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


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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Thornley with Wheatley area is Ribble Valley.


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Historical Geography

In 1835 Thornley with Wheatley was a township in the parish of Chipping.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Thornley with Wheatley was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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