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SIMONSTONE, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 3½ miles E of Whalley r. station. Acres, 900. Real property, £1,264. Pop., 325. Houses, 61. S. Hall is the seat of W. Dugdale, Esq.; and Huntroyde Hall, of Le Gendre N. Starkie, Esq. There is a chapel-school.

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

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Local studies information is held at Burnley library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Simonstone area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SIMONSTONE, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 4½ miles N.W. of Burnley, near the river Henburn."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Simonstone 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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