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Heapey

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HEAPEY, a township-chapelry in Leyland parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 2 miles NE of Chorley r. station. Post town, Chorley. Acres, 1,456. Real property, £2,267. Pop. in 1851, 495; in 1861, 396. Houses, 81. The decrease of pop. was caused by want of employment. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to W. S. Cari., Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150. * Patron, the Vicar of Leyland. The church was built in 1750, and improved in 1829; and was intended in 1865 to be enlarged. There is a national school.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heapey area is Chorley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HEAPEY, a chapelry in the parish and hundred of Leyland, N. division county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Chorley. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Vicar of Leyland. The church was enlarged in 1841, when 351 free sittings were provided. There is a National school."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Heapey was a township in the parish of Leyland.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heapey 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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Societies

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