Little Bowland


BOWLAND (Little), a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; under Bleasdale, 7 miles N W of Clitheroe. Acres, with Leagram township, 7,690. Real property, with Leagram, £3,296. Pop., 123. Houses, 19.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Little Bowland area is Ribble Valley.


Description & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"LITTLE BOWLAND, a township united with Leagram, in the parish of Whalley, hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 9 miles to the N.W. of Clitheroe. It is on the border of Yorkshire, on the banks of the river Hodder, and was part of the Forest of Bowland.


Historical Geography

In 1835 Little Bowland was a township in the parish of Whalley.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Little Bowland 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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