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Clayton-le-Woods

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CLAYTON-LE-WOODS, a township in Leyland parish, Lancashire; on the Wigan and Preston railway, 3¾ miles NNW of Chorley. It contains Clayton-Green, with post office under Chorley. Acres, 1,450. Real property, £3,544. Pop., 705. Houses, 144.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.

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Cemeteries

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Churches

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Clayton le Woods area is Chorley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CLAYTON-LE-WOODS, a township in the parish and hundred of Leyland, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Chorley, and 5 S.E. of Preston. It is situated on a small stream called the Lostock. Most of the inhabitants are engaged in the cotton-mills. At Clayton Green, 1 mile distant, is a handsome Roman Catholic; chapel. Clayton Hall, formerly the seat of the De Claytons, is an old mansion in the Elizabethan style; it is now a farmhouse."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Clayton le Woods was a township in the parish of Leyland.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD567230 (Lat/Lon: 53.701472, -2.657635), Clayton-le-Woods which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Clayton le Woods 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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Societies

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