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HESKIN, a township in Eccleston parish, Lancashire; 4½ miles SW of Chorley. Acres, 1,235. Real property, £2,753; of which £830 are in mines, and £10 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 358; in 1861, 439. Houses, 74. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of coal mining.

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 Heskin area is Chorley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HESKIN, a township in the parish of Eccleston, hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 5 miles S.W. of Chorley. The village is small and chiefly agricultural."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Heskin was a township in the parish of Eccleston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heskin 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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