Bolton.-- or Bolton-le-Moors, par., mun. and parl. bor., and manufacturing town, SE. Lancashire, on river Croal, 11 miles NW. of Manchester and 194 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 35,406 ac. (of which 289 ac. are water), pop. 124,763; mun. bor., 2404 ac., pop. 105,414; parl. bor., 2525 ac., pop. 108,963; 4 Banks, 7 newspapers. Market-days. Monday and Saturday. The town, which is divided by the river Croal into Great and Little Bolton, is one of the oldest seats of the cotton mfr., its staple industry; about 26,000 tons of raw material are manufactured annually into plain and fancy cotton goods. It has extensive bleaching, chemical, and engineering works, foundries, papermills, &c. Numerous collieries are in the neighbourhood. The bor. returns 2 members to Parliament.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
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|Eden St, Baptist, Astley Bridge|
|Eden St Cemetery, Astley Bridge|
|Seymour Rd Methodist, Astley Bridge|
|Holy Infant and St Anthony, Astley Bridge, Roman Catholic|
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"EAGLEY, a village in the chapelry of Little Bolton and parish of Bolton le Moors, county palatine Lancaster, 1 mile N. of Bolton."
In 1835 Little Bolton was a township in the parish of Bolton.
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