TOCKHOLES, a township and a chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire. The township lies 3 miles SSW of Blackburn r. station. Acres, 2,050. Real property, £2,546. Pop. in 1851, 939; in 1861, 820. Houses, 164. The manor belongs to E. Shorrock, Esq. Two skirmishes occurred here in the civil wars of Charles I. The chapelry was constituted in 1842. Post town, Blackburn. Pop. in 1861, 2,542. Houses, 504. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £160. Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church was rebuilt in 1833. There are an Independent chapel and two national schools.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)