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LOSTOCK, a township in Bolton-le-Moors parish, Lancashire; on the Bolton and Preston railway, 4 miles W of Bolton. It is connected ecclesiastically with West Houghton chapelry. Acres, 1,426. Real property, £2,146. Pop., 580. Houses, 121. Lostock Hall here is a timbered house of 1563, with oriels; belonged to the Andertons; and passed to the Blundells. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "LOSTOCK, a township in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles W. of Bolton. It is a station on the West Lancashire and Yorkshire line of railway. Mining operations are extensively carried on. Here are the remains of Lostock Hall, a wooden edifice of the 16th century, supposed to have been the residence of the Andertons; over the highest oriel window are the royal arms, with the date 1590."

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  • "LOSTOCK LANE, a hamlet in the parish of Deane, county Lancashire, 4 miles W. by N. of Bolton. It is a station on the W. section of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Lostock was a township in the parish of Bolton. 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, Lostock 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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