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BALDERSTON, a township-chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; near the river Ribble, 5 miles NW of Blackburn r. station. Post Town, Mellor-Brook under Blackburn. Acres, 1,710. Real property, £2,593 Pop., 532. Houses, 105. The property is much sub divided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £160.* Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church is very good. Charities, £11.

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


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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Balderstone area is Preston and South Ribble


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BALDERSTONE, a chapelry in the parish of Blackburn, lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.E. of Preston, its post town. It is situated on the river Ribble. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, of the value of £90, in the patronage of the Vicar of Blackburn. The parochial charities amount to £11 per annum."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Balderstone was a chapelry and township in the parish of Blackburn.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Balderstone 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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