LEYLAND, a village, a township, a sub-district, a parish, and a hundred, in Lancashire. The village stands near the river Lostock, ¾ of a mile W of the Northwestern railway, and 5 miles S of Preston; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post office under Preston, and a station on the railway. Fairs are held on 24 March and 26 Oct.; and an agricultural and horticultural meeting is held in Sept. The township comprises 3,651 acres. Real property, £13,658. Pop., 3,755. Houses, 748. The manor belonged, in the time of Edward the Confessor, to the Crown; had then a royal hall and court of justice; and, with Worden Hall, belongs now to the Misses Farmington. Worden Hall stands about ½ a mile S of the village, in a park of more than 300 acres; and is approached through a handsome modern arch-way adjacent to the village. Golden-Hill House is the seat of T. M. Shuttleworth, Esq.; Wellfield is the seat of John Eccles, Esq.; and the Old Hall is a Tudor mansion, now converted into a farm-house. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills. more ....
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
Details about the census records, and indexes for Leyland.
|St Ambrose, Leyland, Church of England|
|St Andrew, Leyland, Church of England|
|St James, Leyland, Church of England|
|St John, Leyland, Church of England|
|Leyland Lane, Leyland, Baptist|
|Leyland Lane, Leyland, Primitive Methodist|
|Longmeanygate, Midge Hall, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, Wesleyan Methodist|
|St Mary, Leyland, Roman Catholic|
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