TURTON, a township chapelry and a sub-district in Bolton parish and district, Lancashire. The chapelry lies 4 miles N by E of Bolton; contains Chapeltown and Oaks r. stations; and has a post-office under Bolton, a workhouse, and a cattle-fair on 4 and 5 Sept. Acres, 4,110. Real property, £13,678; of which £550 are in quarries, and £40 in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4,158; in 1861, 4,513. Houses, 855. The property is subdivided. There are numerous good residences. Industry is carried on in cotton-mills, print-works, bleach-works, an iron-foundry, and a paper-mill. Ancient British and Roman relics have been found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £161. Patron, G. M. Hoare, Esq. There are four dissenting chapels, several public schools, and charities £30. The sub-district includes two other townships, and comprises 7,080 acres. Pop., 5,459. Houses, 1,024.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
- Cornerstone, Lord's Stile Lane, Bromley Cross, Baptist
- Blackburn Road, Egerton, Independent
- St Andrew, Queen's Ave, Bromley Cross, Church of England
- St Anne, High Street, Church of England
- Blackburn Road, Egerton, Wesleyan Methodist
- Darwen Rd, Birtenshaw, Wesleyan Methodist
- St John the Evangelist, The Crescent, Bromley Cross, Roman Catholic
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