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PARBOLD, a township in Eccleston parish, Lancashire; near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 5½ miles N W by W of Wigan. It has a post-office under Ormskirk; and it contains the church of Douglas chapelry. Acres, 1,165. Real property, £3,031; of which £420 are in quarries. Pop., 474. Houses, 92. Parbold Hall is the seat of Mrs. Twining. Parbold hill commands good views to the Isle of Man, and to the mountains of Wales and Cumberland.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Parbold area is Wigan and Leigh.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"PARBOLD, a township in the parish of Eccleston, hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 6 miles N.E. of Ormskirk, its post town, and 2 N.W. of Apley Bridge. It is situated near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and is chiefly agricultural. There is a view from Parbold Hill of the Isle of Man and of the mountains of Wales and Cumberland. There is an excellent stone quarry in the neighbourhood. The soil consists of a clayey loam, with a subsoil of marl. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £137, in the patronage of the Rector of Eccleston. Douglas church is so named from its approximation to a small river of that name, a feeder of the Yarrow."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Parbold was a township in the parish of Eccleston.

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A map of Parbold around 1845.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Parbold 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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