Chipping (from Pigots Directory 1830)

Chipping is a village, township and parish, in the hundred of Blackburn, nine miles west of Clithero, ten east of Garstang, and twelve N.N.E. of Preston. The manor was held previous to the conquest by Richard de Chepin, lord of Chepin. Leagram hall near Chipping, but in the parish of Whalley, was granted by Queen Elizabeth, to Dudley, Earl of Leicester, along with the manor. The present proprietor, George Weld, Esq. has lately much enlarged and beautified the seat.

The parish church of Chipping is dedicated to St. Bartholomew; the living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester. Two fairs are held in the village of Chipping. viz Easter Tuesday and August 24th, for cattle. The Parish includes the township of Thornley with Wheatly, and contains about 1,700 inhabitants, of which 1,230 are in Chipping township.

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