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Great Lever

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LEVER (GREAT), a township-chapelry, with a village, in Middleton parish, Lancashire; on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, near the Bolton and Bury canal, 1½ mile SSE of Bolton r. station. Post town, Bolton. Acres, 770. Real property, £10,174; of which £3,750 are in mines. Pop., 722. Houses, 138. Most of the land belongs to the Earl of Bradford and the Earl of Ellesmere. There are some good residences; and there are chemical-works, bleaching-works, and collieries. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £130. Patron, the Earl of Bradford. The church is in the early and decorated English styles; and consists of nave and chancel, with a bell-turret.

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

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Great Lever area is Bolton.

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"GREAT LEVER, a township in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 1½ mile S. of Great Bolton, its post town and railway station. The village, which is small, is situated on the great road from Bolton to Manchester. There are collieries, chemical works, and bleach grounds. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £33. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a modern edifice, with a turret containing two bells. Adjoining the church is a school for both sexes, also a Sunday-school.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Great Lever was a township in the parish of Middleton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Great Lever 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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