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John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)
Local studies information is held at Wigan library.
Details about the census records, and indexes for West Leigh.
You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Westleigh area or see them printed on a map.
The Register Office covering the West Leigh area is Wigan and Leigh.
Ask for a calculation of the distance from West Leigh to another place.
Click here for a list of nearby places.
In 1835 West Leigh was a township in the parish of Leigh.
You can see the
administrative areas in which West Leigh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
View maps of Westleigh and places within its boundaries.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD648013 (Lat/Lon: 53.507201, -2.532206), West Leigh which are provided by:
Poor Law records held at Wigan Archives.
For probate purposes prior to 1858, West Leigh 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.
You can also see
Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map.
This facility is being developed, and is awaiting
societies to enter information about the places they cover.