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Charnock Richard

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CHARNOCK-RICHARD, a township-chapelry in Standish parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Wigan and Preston railway, near Coppull station, 3 miles SW by W of Chorley. Post Town, Coppull, under Chorley. Acres, 1,948. Real, property, £6,253; of which £2,700 are in mines. Pop., 899. Houses, 161. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £141.* Patron, James Darlington, Esq. The church was built in 1861; is in the perpendicular English style; and consists of nave and chancel, with tower and vestry.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CHARNOCK RICHARD, a township and chapelry in the parish of Standish, hundred of Leyland, in the county of Lancaster, 1 mile from Euxton, and 2 from Chorley. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of James Darlington, Esq. The church has recently been erected. There are several collieries. Park Hall, occupied by R. E. Allison, Esq., is a fine building."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Charnock Richard was a township in the parish of Standish.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Charnock Richard 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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