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FOULRIDGE, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds canal and the Colne and Skipton railway, 2 miles N of Colne. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Colne. Acres, 2,450. Real property, £4,498; of which £70 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,233; in 1861, 988. Houses, 203. The decrease of pop. arose from the discontinuance of handloom weaving. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

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Local studies information is held at Colne library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Foulridge area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Description & Travel

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Directories

Transcript of the entry of professions and trades. for FOULRIDGE in The Craven Household Almanack Directory of 1911.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"FOULRIDGE, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county palatine Lancaster, 2 miles N. of Colne. It is a station on the Midland railway. The village is pleasantly situated on the Leeds canal. There are stone-quarries extensively worked, and manufactories of cotton goods, affording employment to the people. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is a National school in which Divine service is performed on Sunday. The Liverpool and Leeds canal has two large reservoirs here."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Foulridge was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Foulridge 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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