"CLAYTON-LE-MOORS, a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Blackburn and Clitheroe railway, at Whalley station, 5½ miles NE of Blackburn. Post town, Whalley, under Blackburn. Acres, 950. Real property, £12,184; of which £350 are in quarries. Pop., 4,682. Houses, 902. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a p. curacy in the dio. of Manchester. Value, £120.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is modern. There are Baptist and R. Catholic chapels."

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


Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Accrington library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Clayton le Moors area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Clayton-le-Moors which are provided by:



The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"CLAYTON-LE-MOORS, a township in the parish of Whalley, in the lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county of Lancaster, 4½ miles N.E. of Blackburn. It is situated on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, not far from the Bolton and West Yorkshire railway. Part of the inhabitants are employed in the cotton-mills and neighbouring collieries. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £120, in the patronage of trustees. The church is modern."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Clayton le Moors was a township in the parish of Whalley.

You can see the administrative areas in which Clayton-le-Moors has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




View maps of Clayton-le-Moors and places within its boundaries.

A map of Clayton-le-Moors around 1845.

View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD748315 (Lat/Lon: 53.779137, -2.383277), Clayton-le-Moors which are provided by:


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Clayton le Moors 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.



You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.