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SHEVINGTON, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; on the river Douglas and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 1 mile NE of Gathurst r. station, and 4 NW of Wigan. Acres, 1,706. Real property, £7,742; of which £3,500 are in mines, and £330 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 1,147; in 1861, 1,615. Houses, 262. The increase of pop. arose from the working of new coal mines. S. Hall is the residence of J. Tayleur, Esq. There are a free school 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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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SHEVINGTON, a township in the parish of Standish, hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Wigan, its post town, and 1 mile N.E. of Gathurst railway station. The village, which is large, is situated on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, near the river Douglas. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the collieries, and in the chemical works situate at Appleby Bridge. There are National schools for both sexes."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Shevington was a township in the parish of Standish.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Shevington 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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