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BREIGHTMET, a township in Bolton-le-Moors parish Lancashire; 2½ miles E of Bolton. Acres, 970. Real property, £6,627; of which £1,504 are in mines. Pop., 1,562. Houses, 295. Cotton manufacture is carried on; and there is a church of 1855, a Wesleyan chapel, and an endowed school with 26 a year.

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


Archives and Libraries

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Breightmet area is Bolton.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BREIGHTMET, a township in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the E. of Bolton. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the cotton manufacture, and the coal-works of the neighbourhood. A free school was founded at Roscow Fold in 1750, by William Hulton, and subsequently endowed by other persons with a revenue of £20 per annum."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Breightmet was a township in the parish of Bolton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Breightmet 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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