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Downholland

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DOWN-HOLLAND, a township in Halsall parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 3½ miles W by S of Ormskirk. Acres, 3, 474. Real property, £5,720. Pop., 748. Houses, 133.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Downholland area is West Lancashire.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"DOWN HOLLAND, a township in the parish of Halsall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Ormskirk. It is intersected by the Leeds and Liverpool canal. The village, which consists of a few scattered houses, is situated on the high road between Ormskirk and Formby. The soil is sandy, and the land chiefly arable. The old hall of Down Holland is now a farmhouse. There is a National school for children of both sexes. Charles Scarisbrick, Esq., is lord of the manor.

"DOWN HOLLAND, a township in the parish of Halsall, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Ormskirk. It is intersected by the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Down Holland Hall, an ancient residence, is now occupied as a farm. There is a National school for both sexes. Charles Scarisbrick, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Downholland was a township in the parish of Halsall.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Downholland 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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