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Anderton

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ANDERTON, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; under Rivington Pike, near the Bolton railway and the Manchester and Leeds canal, 3¼ miles SE of Chorley. Acres, 1,175. Real property, £2,241. Pop., 243. Houses, 47.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Anderton area is Chorley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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. It is situated near Rivington Pike and the Bolton railway runs near it."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Anderton 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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