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WISWALL, or Wiswell, a township, with a village, in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 3 miles S of Clitheroe. Acres, 1,410. Real property, £2,597. Pop. in 1851, 747; in 1861, 465. Houses, 100. The decrease of pop. was caused by discontinuance of employment in print works. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wiswell 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 location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Wiswell area is Ribble Valley.

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Wiswell to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Wiswell was a township in the parish of Whalley.
You can see the administrative areas in which Wiswell has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Wiswell and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD745374 (Lat/Lon: 53.832227, -2.388946), Wiswell which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wiswell 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.