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COPPULL, a township and a chapelry in Standish parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Wigan and Preston railway, 6 miles N by W of Wigan; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Chorley. Acres, 2,279. Real property, £6,152; of which £1,950 are in mines. Pop., 1,230. Houses, 218. The chapelry was constituted in 1842; and was at first more extensive than the township, with a pop. of upwards of 2,000; but is now conterminate with the township. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Manchester. Value, £120. Patron, the Rector of Standish. The church was rebuilt in 1861. There is a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £44.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.



The following books contain useful information about the history of Coppull and the surrounding area.

  • 'Coppull Memories' (now out of print) by Keith Lees & Geoff Bellis. This is A Countryside Publication ISBN 0 86157 203 3. It is a photographic collection. The co-author Geoff Bellis holds the full collection (in ring binders) from which these were chosen. He lends them to local people, inviting them to add names that are missing.



Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Coppull area is Chorley.


Description and Travel

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Ask for a calculation of the distance from Coppull to another place.

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "COPPULL, a chapelry in the parish of Standish, hundred of Leyland, in the county of Lancaster, 4 miles S.W. of Chorley, and 5 from Wigan: It is a station on the Manchester and Preston section of the London and North Western railway. Near the village are extensive collieries and bleach-fields. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £120, in the patronage of the Rector of Standish. The church is a plain structure. The charities amount to £34 per annum. Here are a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, a National school for both sexes, and a Sunday school. The Right Hon. E. Cardwell is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Coppull was a township in the parish of Standish.

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



Various documents about the history of Coppull.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Coppull 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.