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Click on map to view parish boundaries in detail.
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
that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help
identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the
of the churches marked on a map.
The Register Office covering the West Leigh area is Wigan and Leigh.
Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from West Leigh to another place.
In 1835 West Leigh was a township in the parish of Leigh.
Ask for a calculation of the distance from Westleigh to another place.
View maps of Westleigh and places within its boundaries.
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.