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ENTWISTLE, a township in Bolton-le-Moors parish, Lancashire; on the Bolton and Blackburn railway, 6½ miles N of Bolton. It has a station on the railway. Acres, 1,450. Real property, £2,429; of which £349 are in mines, and £200 in quarries. Pop., 422. Houses, 82.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Darwen library.




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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Entwistle area is Bolton.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ENTWISTLE, a township in the parish of Bolton le Moors, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 6 miles N. of Bolton. It is a station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. Calico printing is carried on, and there are several collieries in operation."

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Historical Geography

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

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Entwistle 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, Entwistle 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.