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EDGEWORTH, a township and a sub-district in Bolton parish, Lancashire. The township lies near the Bolton and Blackburn railway, 7½ miles NNW of Bolton. Acres, 2,480. Real property, £4,378; of which £465 are in quarries. Pop., 1,350. Houses, 273. There are a cotton-mill, a school-church, Independent chapels of 1822 and 1867, and a Wesleyan chapel of 1863. The sub-district includes two other townships. Acres, 4,430. Pop., 2,025. Houses, 406.

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


Archives and Libraries

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Edgworth area is Blackburn.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "EDGEWORTH, a township in the parish of Bolton le Moors, hundred of Salford, county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles N.W. of Bolton. The Entwistle station on the Yorkshire and Lancashire railway is near the village. It is situated on the old Roman road, and was, till recently, only a common. The people are mostly employed in cotton spinning and in the quarries. There is a place licensed for Divine service. The Independents and Wesleyans have each a chapel, and there is a Church school."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Edgworth was a township in the parish of Bolton.

The village now lies within the boundaries of North Turton Parish Council along with the villages of Belmont, Chapeltown, Entwistle and Quarlton. North Turton is part of Blackburn with Darwen Borough.

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, Edgworth 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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