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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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Billington area is Blackburn.


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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"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."

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - 1870-2

BILLINGTON-LANGHO, a township-chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; on the Blackburn and Clitheroe railway, 5½ miles NNE of Blackburn. It has a station, of the name of Langho, on the railway; and its Post Town is Whalley, under Blackburn. Acres, 2,960. Real property, £4,719. Pop., 1,038. Houses, 205. The inhabitants are chiefly cotton-weavers. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £120. Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church is ancient. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, a national school, and charities £38.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Billington was a township in the parish of Blackburn.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Billington 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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