ALTHAM, a township-chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Henburn river, near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 1 mile N of Huncoat r. station, and 5 W of Burnley. It includes the village of Sykeside; and its Post Town is Accrington. Acres, 1,406. Real property, £2,580. Pop., 410. Houses, 75. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, R. T. R. Walton, Esq. The church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1859.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"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. It is on the river Henburn, and not far from the Leeds and Liverpool canal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of R. T. R. Walton, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. James. There are some coal mines in the neighbourhood."
In 1835 Altham was a township in the parish of Whalley.
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