Little Harwood


HARWOOD (LITTLE), a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; 2 miles NE of Blackburn. It includes the hamlet of Bulls Head. Acres, 730. Real property, £1,994. Pop., 270. Houses, 53. The surface is chiefly moor and pasture.

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


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Little Harwood area is Blackburn.


Description & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"LITTLE HARWOOD, a township in the parish and hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Blackburn. The village consists of a number of scattered houses, situated on an eminence. In the vicinity are several collieries, stone quarries, and extensive fire-brick works. There is no place of worship nor school in this township. The principal residence is Little Harwood Hall, a brick building.


Historical Geography

In 1835 Little Harwood was a township in the parish of Blackburn.

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 Harwood 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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