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CLIVIGER, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Rose-Grove and Todmorden railway, near the source of the river Iswell, 3½ miles SE by S of Burnley. Acres, 6,160. Real property, £14,950; of which £7,870 are in mines, and £179 in quarries. Pop., 1,770. Houses, 346. The surface is hilly; the rocks include coal, iron ore, and lead ore; and the national productions include rare plants and rare birds of prey.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cliviger area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CLIVIGER, a township in the parish of Whalley, in the higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles S.E. of Burnley. It is situated near the source of the river Irwell, and is a station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire line. Several Roman coins have been found. Here are coal, iron, and leadmines. The country, which is hilly, affords several rare botanical specimens, and was anciently noted for its falcons."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HOLME, a chapelry in the township of Cliviger, and parish of Whalley, hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Burnley by the Rose Grove, Burnley, and Todmorden branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, on which it is a station. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £101. There is a National school. Holme House was once the seat of Dr. Whitaker, the historian of Whalley."

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

HOLME, a chapelry, with a village, in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Rose-Grove and Todmorden branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, near the sources of the rivers Irwell and East and West Calder, at the E verge of the county, 4 miles SE by S of Burnley. It has a station on the railway; and its posttown is Burnley. It is conterminate with the township of Cliviger, and was constituted in 1842. Acres, 6,160. Real property, £14,950; of which £7,870 are in mines, and £179 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,441; in 1861, 1,770. Houses, 346. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £101. Patron, T. H. Whitaker, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1788; contains tablets of the Whitaker, Hargreaves, Ormerod, and Edmondson families; and has a vault of the Whitakers, in which lie the remains of the Lancashire historian, Dr. Whitaker. There are Wesleyan chapels at Mereclough and Cornholme, and a national school near the church. The Cornholme Wesleyan chapel is an edifice in the pointed style, built in 1853.
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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cliviger was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cliviger 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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