Billington, township, in par. and 5½ miles NE. of Blackburn, NE. Lancashire, 3139 ac., pop. 1410.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)
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"BILLINGTON LANGHO, a chapelry in the parish and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 5 miles to the N. of Blackburn. Many of the inhabitants are engaged in cotton weaving. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Blackburn. There is a free endowed school, with an income of £14 per annum, and other charities producing about £24 a year."
In 1835 Billington was a township in the parish of Blackburn.
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