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West Leigh

Westleigh.-- township and ry. sta., Leigh par., SW. Lancashire, in town of Leigh, 1883 ac., pop. 7848; P.O. See LEIGH.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Wigan library.




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the West Leigh area is Wigan and Leigh.


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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.


Probate Records

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.