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CHIPPING, a township, a parish, and a sub-district in Clitheroe district, Lancashire. The township lies on a branch of the river Hodder, 3¾ miles NW of the Longridge railway, and 7 E by S of Garstang; and has a post office under Preston, and fairs on Easter Tuesday and 24 Aug. Acres, 5, 577. Real property, £5,567. Pop., 1,074. Houses, 229. The parish includes also the township of Thornley-with-Wheatley. Acres, 8,756. Real property, £8,217. Pop., 1,483. Houses, 311. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged, before the Conquest, to Richard de Chepin. The cotton manufacture is largely carried on; and limestone occurs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £120. Patron, the bishop of Manchester. The church was reported in 1859 to need repair. There are chapels for Independents and Roman Catholics; and charities, £260. The sub-district contains also parts of two other parishes. Acres, 22,226. Pop., 3,217. Houses, 590.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Chipping area is Ribble Valley.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CHIPPING, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county of Lancaster, 5 miles from Longridge, 8½ E. of the Garstang railway station, and 12 N.E. of Preston. It is situated on a branch of the river Hodder, and contains the townships of Chipping and Thornley with Wheatley. In this village is an iron foundry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester, value £120, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is a stone edifice, with tower and a peal of six bells. The register commences in the year 1550. Here is a Roman Catholic chapel and school. A free school for the education of 24 boys stands in the village, which was endowed, in 1684, by John Brabbin; over the school door is inscribed, "Dote, Disce, vol Discede.""

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Historical Geography

In 1835 the parish of Chipping contained the townships of Chipping and Thornley with Wheatley.

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History

The history of Chipping from Pigot's Lancashire directory, 1830.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Chipping was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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