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Pendleton

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This is the Pendleton near Clitheroe. There is another Pendleton in Salford.

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"PENDLETON, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; under Pendle hill, 2½ miles S S E of Clitheroe r.station. Acres, 2,800. Real property, £4,585. Pop.in 1851, 1,308; in 1861, 1,446. Houses, 298. The bulk of the population is at Sabden-Bridge. Standen Hallis the seat of J. T. W. Aspinall, Esq. There are a chapel of ease, an Independent chapel, and a national school."

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Pendleton area is Ribble Valley.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"PENDLETON, a township and chapelry in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Clitheroe. The township, which is of irregular form, is situated near the rivers Calder and Ribble, under Pendle Hill, which is 1,803 feet in height. The township includes a large portion of the village of Sabden Bridge, at which place the greater part of the inhabitants reside, and are employed at an extensive calicoprinting establishment. The soil consists of clay and a light loam, with a rocky subsoil. The Manchester and Bolton railway passes through the township. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SABDEN, a hamlet in the township of Pendleton, parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Burnley, and 3 S.E. of Clitheroe. It is situated under Pendle Hill, and contains Sheriff's print-works."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Pendleton was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Pendleton 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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