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ASPULL, a township and a subdistrict in Wigan district, Lancashire. The township is in Wigan-parish, 3 miles NE of Wigan; and has a post office, of the name of Aspull-Moor, under Wigan. Acres, 1,879. Real property, £27,184; of which £19,863 are in mines. Pop., 4,290. Houses, 783. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in collieries and cotton mills. There are a school-church, Independent, Wesleyan, and Roman Catholic chapels, and four public schools. The subdistrict comprises three townships. Pop., 8,372. Houses, 1,534.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Wigan library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Aspull area is Wigan & Leigh.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"ASPULL, a township in the parish of Wigan, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N.E. of Wigan. The population are employed in the cotton manufactories and the collieries. There is a small educational endowment."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Aspull was a township in the parish of Wigan.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Aspull 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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