"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)
Local studies information is held at Chorley library.
Details about the census records, and indexes for Adlington.
|Christ Church Church of England, Adlington|
|St Paul Church of England, Adlington|
|St Philip's Protestant Mission, Adlington, Church of England|
|Railway Road Congregational, Adlington|
|Chapel St Cemetery, Adlington|
The Register Office covering the Adlington area is Chorley.
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"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."
In 1835 Adlington was a township in the parish of Standish.
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