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HAPTON, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the East Lancashire railway and on the Liverpool and Leeds canal, 3 miles WSW of Burnley. It has a station on the railway. Acres, 3,570. Real property, £8,634; of which £4,520 are in mines, and £300 in quarries. Pop. in l851, 550; in 1861, 1,003. Houses, 177. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of cotton spinning. There are also chemical works. Old seats here belonged to the Haberghams and the Shuttleworths; and the chief property now belongs to Charles Townley, Esq. There is an endowed school; and the schoolroom is used for religions worship.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HAPTON, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Padiham, and 4 W. of Burnley. It is situated on the high road from Accrington to Burnley, and near the Leeds and Liverpool canal. The Lancashire and Yorkshire railway passes through the township, and has a station in the village. The soil is light, and most of the inhabitants are employed in agriculture. A great number of hands are engaged in the cotton and chemical works, and in the stone quarries. There is an endowed school, but neither church nor chapel."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Hapton 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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