"HASLINGDEN, a town, a township-chapelry, a subdistrict, and a district in Lancashire. The town stands adjacent to the East Lancashire railway, near Rossendale forest, 4 miles S by E of Accrington, and 16 N by W of Manchester. The chief employments are in cotton factories, sheeting and fulling mills, iron foundries, size works, a brewery, and stone quarries. Several mansions and handsome villas are in the neighbourhood. Pop. of the town, in 1851, 6,154; in 1861, 6,929. Houses, 1,295. The chapelry is in Whalley parish, and comprises 4,420 acres. Real property, £25,479; of which £575 are in gas works, and £1,007 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 9,030; in 1861, 10,109. Houses, 1,935. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. The landed property is chiefly divided among five. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300. * Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The sub-district contains also the township of Henheads. Acres, 4,780. Pop., 10,320. Houses, 1,975."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) more ...
Details about the census records, and indexes for Haslingden.
|St James Church of England, Haslingden|
|St Paul Free Church of England, Haslingden|
|St Peter, Laneside, Church of England|
|St Stephen, Haslingden Grane, Church of England|
|Chapel St Particular Baptist, Haslingden|
|Ebenezer Baptist, Haslingden|
|Trinity, Haslingden, Baptist|
|Dearden Gate Independent, Haslingden|
|Grane Rd Cemetery, Haslingden|
|St Veronica, Helmshore, Roman Catholic|
|The Immaculate Conception, Haslingden, Roman Catholic|
The Register Office covering the Haslingden area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.
David Greenhalgh has extracted entries from Pigot's 1828 Directory.
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"ROSE-BANK, a hamlet in the parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Haslingden, and 14 N.W. of Manchester. It is situated in the valley of the river Irwell, near Edenfield, and on the borders of Rosendale Forest. There are extensive print works."
"HELMSHORE, a hamlet in the parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 12 miles N.W. of Manchester. It is a station on the Manchester branch of the West Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, and is situated near Rossendale Forest and the river Irwell."
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