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GOODSHAW, a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire, 2 miles NE of Haslingden r. station. It was constituted in 1850; and its post town is Rawtenstall, under Manchester. Rated property, £12,204. Pop., 4,808. Houses, 902. The property is much subdivided. There are cotton factories, calico printing works, collieries, and quarries. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150. Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church dates from 1530; was rebuilt in 1829; and has an old stone font. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a mechanics' institute, and a national school.

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 Goodshaw area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "GOODSHAW, a chapelry in the parish of Whalley, hundred of Blackburn, county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Haslingden. Rawtenstall is its post town. It includes the township of Higher Booth. The people are employed in the cotton mills, calico-printing, stone quarries, and collieries. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150. The church is a stone edifice, built in the 16th century. It is dedicated to All Saints. The Baptists, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, have places of worship, and there is a National school."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Goodshaw was a chapelry in the township of Higher Booths, in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Goodshaw 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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