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WINDLE, a township in Prescot parish, Lancashire; containing part of the town of St. Helens. Acres, 2,907. Real property, 87,101; of which 156 are in quarries, 2,950 in mines, 735 in iron-works, 45,449 in railways, and 400 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 9,370; in 1861, 12,229. Houses, 2,159. The manor belongs to Sir R. Gerard, Bart. A brewery is at Dentons-Green; large chemical works and an earthenware manufactory are at Gerard's Bridge; a cemetery of 20 acres, formed in 1857, and containing three mortuary chapels, is at Old Windeshaw; and national and Roman Catholic schools are at Moss-Bank.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at St Helens library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Windle.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Windle area is StHelens.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Windle was a township in the parish of Prescot.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Windle 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.


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