The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"BRINDLE, a parish in the hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Chorley. Muslin weaving is carried on by some of the inhabitants. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, of the value of £515, in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The church is dedicated to St. James. There is an endowed free school with an income of about £17 a year, the produce of several bequests. There are some other charities worth about £14 a year. Brindle Lodge is the principal mansion."