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Adlington

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"ADLINGTON, a township and a chapelry in Standish parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Bolton and Preston railway, near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 3½ miles SE of Chorley; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Chorley. Cotton manufacture is carried on; and coal mines were formerly worked, but are exhausted. Acres, 1,062. Real property, £4,324. Pop., 1,975. Houses, 369. The chapelry was constituted in 1842, and is more extensive than the township. Pop., 3,331. Houses, 630. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Rector of Standish. The church was built in 1838, and is in the Norman style. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school."

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

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Adlington area is Chorley.

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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. It is near the Preston and Bolton railways, and the Leeds and Liverpool canal. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the rector of Standish. The chief occupation of the people is in the cotton factories. Adlington Hall, the old seat of the Adlingtons, has a pleasant prospect, and contains some valuable pictures."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Adlington was a township in the parish of Standish.

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A map of Adlington around 1845.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Adlington 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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Societies

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