SAMLESBURY, a township-chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 2 miles E S E of Fulwood r. station, and 3¾ E by N of Preston. It contains part of Mellor-Brook hamlet, which has a post-office under Blackburn, and Roach hamlet, which has a cotton-mill. Acres, 4,270. Real property, £6,951; of which £10 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,435; in 1861, 1,215. Houses, 236. S. Old Hall is the seat of J. Harrison, Esq.; was erected in 1530, by Sir T. Southworth; was moated till the formation of the new road from Preston to Blackburn; contains a great hall, constructed of Massive and elegantly carved oak timbers; and was restored and finely embellished in 1864. Roach Hall dates from 1675, was long the residence of the Hoghton family, and is now a farm-house. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church is ancient. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, a national school, and charities £35.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"SAMLESBURY, a township and chapelry in the parish of Blackburn, lower division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Preston. The village, which is considerable, is situated betwixt the rivers Ribble and Darwen. The land is chiefly meadow and pasture, with a small proportion of arable and woodland. The soil is chiefly of a clayey character. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the cotton-mill. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Vicar of Blackburn. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is an ancient stone structure with a bell turret. The parochial charities produce about £35 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. The Roman Catholics have a place of worship. In the vicinity is the old mansion of the Southworths, now occupied as a ladies', boarding-school."
In 1835 Samlesbury was a chapelry and township in the parish of Blackburn.
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