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