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Little Bolton

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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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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Bolton library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Little Bolton area is Bolton.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"EAGLEY, a village in the chapelry of Little Bolton and parish of Bolton le Moors, county palatine Lancaster, 1 mile N. of Bolton."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Little Bolton was a township in the parish of Bolton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Little Bolton 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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