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BRINDLE, a parish and a subdistrict in Chorley district, Lancashire. The parish lies on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and on the Preston and Blackburn railway, near Bamber-Bridge station, 5 miles N by E of Chorley; and has a post office under Chorley. Acres, 2,935. Real property, £6,401. Pop., 1,501. Houses, 265. The manor belongs to Lord Chesham. There are a cotton factory, print-works, chemical-works, brickworks, and quarries. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £515.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is good; and there are a chapel at B.-Heath, built in 1864, a Roman Catholic chapel, a large boarding-school, a workhouse, and charities £31. The subdistrict includes also part of Leyland parish. Acres, 10,388. Pop., 6,021. Houses, 1,112.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BRINDLE, a parish in the hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Chorley. Muslin weaving is carried on by some of the inhabitants. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, of the value of £515, in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The church is dedicated to St. James. There is an endowed free school with an income of about £17 a year, the produce of several bequests. There are some other charities worth about £14 a year. Brindle Lodge is the principal mansion."

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Brindle 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.