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GOLBORNE, a parish in Leigh district, Lancashire; on the Wigan and Newton railway, 2 miles NNE of Newton. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Warrington. It was formerly a township of Winwick parish. Acres, 1,634. Real property, £6,683; of which £1,038 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,910; in 1861, 2,776. Houses, 513. The increase of pop. arose from the demand for operatives in cotton factories. The property is subdivided. Golborne Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £110.* Patron, the Earl of Derby. The church is a modern edifice, in the early English style; and consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower. There are an Independent chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1863, a Church of England school, and charities £36.

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


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "GOLBORNE, a township in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Newton, and 7 N. of Warrington, its post town. The London and North- Western railway has a station here. Cotton spinning is carried on in this neighbourhood. The village is of considerable extent. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value 2110, in the patronage of the Earl of Derby. The church is a modern stone structure, dedicated to St. Thomas. The charities produce about £30 per annum for the poor. There is an endowed school, also a National school for both sexes. Golborne Park and Heywood Hall are the principal residences."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Golborne was a township in the parish of Winwick.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Golborne 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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