1868, National Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland - Lancashire

The entries it contains for Lancashire are:

"LANCASHIRE, a county palatine and maritime shire, in the north-western part of England, extending between the rivers Mersey and Duddon. It is bounded on the N.

"ABBEY FARM, an extra-parochial place, in the township of Thurnham, and hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.W. of Lancaster.

"ABRAM, a township in the parish of Wigan, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Wigan. It is situated on the Leigh canal and the Newton railway.

"ACCRINGTON, a chapelry, post-town, and considerable village in the parish of Whalley, and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Haslingden.

"ADGARLEY, a township in the parish of Urswick, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.W. of Ulverston. It is situated near the coast of Morecombe Bay."

"ADLINGTON, a township in the parish of Standish, and hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Wigan. Chorley is the post town.

"ADMARSH, (or Bleasdale), a chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster. Garston is the post town.

"ST. ANNE AIGBURTH, a hamlet in the chapelry of Garston, parish of Childwall, and hundred of west Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.E. of Liverpool.

"AIGHTON, (or Overhacking), a hamlet in the parish of Great Mitton, hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.W. of Clitheroe.

"AINSDALE, a hamlet in the chapelry of Formby, parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 11 miles to the N.E. of Liverpool.

"AINSWORTH, (or Cockey), a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S. W. of Bury. Bolton is the post town.

"AINTREE, a township in the parish of Sefton, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.E. of Liverpool.

"ALDCLIFFE, a township in the parish of Lancaster, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1 mile to the S.W. of Lancaster. It is on the Preston canal and the river Lune.

"ALDINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of North Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles-to the S.E. of Dalton-in-Furness.

"ALKRINGTON, a township in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1 mile to the S. of Middleton. The small river Irk flows through the township.

"ALLERTON, a township in the parish of Childwall, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.E. of Liverpool. It is near the river Mersey.

"ALSTON, a township united with Hothersall, in the parish of Ribchester, hundred of Amounderness in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N.E.

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"ALT, a hamlet in the district of Knott Lanes, in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster."

"ALTCAR, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the S.W. of Ormskirk.

"ALTHAM, a chapelry in the parish of Whalley, and in the higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the W. of Burnley.

"AMOUNDERNESS HUNDRED, in the county palatine of Lancaster, is bounded on the N. by the Irish Sea and Lonsdale hundred south of the sands, on the E. by Blackburn hundred on the S.

"ANCOATS, a chapelry in the parish of Manchester and suburbs of Manchester, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster.

"ANDERTON, a township in the parish of Standish, in the hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.E. of Chorley.

"ANGLEZARKE, a township in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the E. of Chorley.

"APPLETON, a village in the township of Widness, in the parish of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 5 miles to the S.E. of Prescot.

"ARBURY, a township in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N. of Warrington. It is a joint township with Houghton and Middleton.

"ARDWICK, a chapelry in the parish of Manchester, in the county palatine of Lancaster, forming a constituent part of the town of Manchester.

"ARKHOLME, a chapelry joined with that of Cawood, in the parish of Melling, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 10 miles to the N.E. of Lancaster.

"ASHTON, a township united with Stodday, in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S. of Lancaster.

"ASHTON ON RIBBLE, a township in the parish of Preston, and hundred of Amounderness in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the W. of Preston. It is united with the township of Lea.

"ASHTON UNDER LYNE, a parish and market town, parliamentary and municipal borough, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the E.

"ASHTON-IN-MACKERFIELD, (or Ashton-le-willows), a township in the parish of Winwick and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the N.W. of Newton.

"ASHTON GREEN, a hamlet in the township of Parr, and parish of Prescot, hundred of Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from St. Helens.

"ASHWORTH, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the W. of Rochdale, its post town.

"ASPULL, a township in the parish of Wigan, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N.E. of Wigan.

"ASTLEY, (or East Leigh), a chapelry in the parish of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the E. of Leigh.

"ASTLEY-BRIDGE, a hamlet in the chapelry of Sharples, parish of Bolton-le-Moors, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N. of Bolton, its post town.

"ATHERTON, a chapelry in the parish of Leigh and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the N. of Leigh.

"AUDENSHAW, one of the four districts of the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S.W. of Ashton. Manchester is its post town.

"AUGHTON, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S.W. of Ormskirk, its post town.

"AUGHTON, a chapelry in the parish of Halton, and hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.E. of Lancaster, its post town. It lies on the banks of the river Lune.

"BACUP, a chapelry in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N. of Rochdale. Manchester is its post town.

"BALDERSTONE, a chapelry in the parish of Blackburn, lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.E. of Preston, its post town.

"BALL'S, a village in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 8 miles from Ormskirk."

"BAMBER BRIDGE, a chapelry in the parish and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles from Preston, its post town.

"BAMFORD, a joint township with Birtle, in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the W. of Rochdale."

"BANK-TOP, (or Hill-top), a village in the township of Sharples, and parish of Bolton-le-Moors, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Bolton."

"BANKS, a hamlet in the parish of North Meols, in the hundred of West Derby, and county palatine of Lancaster, 9 miles to the N. of Ormskirk."

"BARDSEA, a chapelry and township in the parish of Urswick, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 5 miles to the E. of Dalton.

"BARDSLEY, a chapelry, in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancashire, near Ashton.

"BARE, a township in the parish of Lancaster, and hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from Lancaster.

"BARNACRE, a township in the parish of Garstang, (joined with Bonds), hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 2 miles from Garstang.

"BARROW-IN-FURNESS, a village and chapelry in the parish of Dalton-in-Furness, in the county of Lancaster.

"BARROWFORD COLNE, (or Barrowford Booth), a township in the parish of Whalley, and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the W. of Colne, its post town.

"BARTON, a township and chapelry in the parish of Preston, and hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 6 miles to the N.W. of Preston.

"BARTON-ON-IRWELL, a township in the parish of Eccles, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 7 miles to the W. of Manchester, its post town.

"ST. LAWRENCE, a chapelry in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 6 miles N.W. of Preston."

BECCONSALL, a hamlet united with the parish of Hesketh, in the hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 4 miles to the S.W. of Preston."

"BEDFORD, a township in the parish of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 1 mile from Leigh. The Bolton and Kenyon Junction railway runs near it.

"BELMONT, a hamlet in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles from Chorley.

"BESWICK, an extra-parochial liberty in the borough of Manchester, in the county palatine of Lancaster. It has an area of about 60 acres."

"BEVINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of Liverpool SS.

"BICKERSTAFFE, a township in the parish of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S.E. of Ormskirk, its post town.

"BIGGAR, a hamlet in the chapelry of Walney, and parish of Dalton-in-Furness, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, near Dalton. It lies near the coast of Morecombe Bay."

"BILLINGE, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 5 miles to the S.W. of Wigan, its post town, and 4 miles N. of St. Helen's.

"BILLINGE HIGHER END, a township in the parish of Wigan, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, close to Billings Chapel-End.

"BILLINGTON LANGHO, a chapelry in the parish and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 5 miles to the N. of Blackburn. Many of the inhabitants are engaged in cotton weaving.

"BILLISBORROW, (or Bilsborough), a township in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.E. of Garstang.

"BIRCH, a hamlet in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, not far from Warrington."

"BIRCH, an extensive village in the township of Rusholme, and the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S.

"BIRCH, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, not far from Middleton.

"BIRKDALE, a township and chapelry in the parish of North Meols, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N.W. of Ormskirk. Southport is its post town.

"BIRKLE, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from Middleton. Bury is its post town.

"BIRTLE-CUM-BAMFORD, a township in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from Bury.

"BISPHAM, a township in the parish of Croston, hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the W. of Chorley. The river Douglas runs through it.

"BISPHAM, a parish in the hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 18 miles to the N.W. of Preston, its post town.

"BLACKBROOK, a hamlet in the township of Parr, and parish of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, not far from Prescot."

"BLACKBURN, a parish, municipal and parliamentary borough, and important seat of manufacture, in the hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 23 miles to the N.W.

"BLACKBURN HUNDRED, one of the six hundreds or subdivisions of the county palatine of Lancaster, situated in the northern division of the county, and bounded on the N. and E.

"BLACKLEY, (or Blakeley), a chapelry in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N. of Manchester, its post town.

"BLACKPOOL, formerly a chapelry in the parish of Bispham, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, but recently constituted a district parish under Lord Blandford's Act, except

"BLACKROD, a chapelry in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the W. of Bolton. Chorley is its post town.

"BLATCHINWORTH, a joint township with Calderbrook, in the parish of Rochdale, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N.E. of Rochdale.

"BLAWITH, a chapelry in the parish of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N. of Ulverston. It lies near the south end of Coniston Water.

"BLEASDALE, a chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the E. of Garstang.

"BLOWICK, (Higher and Lower) hamlets in the parish of North Meols, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.W. of Ormskirk.

"BOLD, a township in the parish of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S. of St. Helen's. The St.

"BOLTON LE MOORS, a parish and market town, and municipal and parliamentary borough, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 10 miles to the N.W.

"BOLTON-LE-SANDS, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Lancaster, its post town.

"BOOTHSTOWN, a hamlet in the township of Worsley, and parish of Eccles, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the W. of Manchester."

"BOOTLE-CUM-LINACRE, a township in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to N. of Liverpool.

"BORWICK, a township in the parish of Warton, and hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N. of Lancaster.

"BOTTON, a hamlet in the parish of Melling, and hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, in the county of Lancaster, 10 miles N.E. of Lancaster.

"BRADFORD, a township in the parish and borough of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1 mile to the E. of Manchester."

"BRADFORD ROAD, a district parish in the city of Manchester, and county palatine of Lancaster, close to Manchester.

"BRADSHAW, a chapelry in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N.E. of Bolton. The Lancashire and Yorkshire railway runs near it.

"BRAND WOOD, (and Brand Wood Higher End and Brand Wood Lower End) hamlets in the township of Spotland, and parish of Rochdale, in the hundred of Salford, county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to th

"BRATHAY, a village in the parish of Hawkshead, hundred of North Lonsdale, in the county of Lancashire, 1 mile to the S.W. of Ambleside, its post town.

"BREIGHTMET, a township in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the E. of Bolton.

"BRETHERTON, formerly a township in the parish of Croston, but now a parish of itself, in the hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the W. of Chorley.

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