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Eccleshill

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ECCLESHILL, a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; 3¼ miles SSE of Blackburn. Acres, 792. Real property, £1,667; of which £213 are in mines. Pop., 543. Houses, 106.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Darwen library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Eccleshill area is Blackburn.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ECCLESHILL, a township in the parish and, hundred of Blackburn, county palatine of Lancaster, 1½ mile from Over Darwen, its post town and railway station, and 3 miles S.E. of Blackburn. It is situated on the old Roman road, and the Bolton, Blackburn, and Clitheroe railway passes through it. A colliery and cotton-mill afford employment to most of the people. There is a chapel-of-ease, dedicated to St. James, and a National school for boys and girls."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Eccleshill was a township in the parish of Blackburn.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Eccleshill 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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