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"CUERDEN, a township in Leyland parish, Lancashire; on the river Lostock, and on the Preston and Wigan railway, 5 miles NNW of Chorley. Acres, 800. Real property, £3,322. Pop., 666. Houses, 121. Cuerden Hall belonged to the Banastres, and passed to the Parkers. Dr. Kuerden, the antiquary, was a native."

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cuerden area is Chorley.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CUERDEN, a township in the parish and hundred of Leyland, in the county of Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Chorley, and 3 S.E. of Preston. The London and North-Western and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railways have stations at Leyland. The village is small. Cuerden Hall, the seat of Robert Townley Parker, Esq., is an elegant building."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cuerden was a township in the parish of Leyland.

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


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cuerden 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.