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Thornley with Wheatley

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THORNLEY-WITH-WHEATLEY, a township in Chipping parish, Lancashire; 7½ miles W by S of Clitheroe. Acres, 3,179. Real property, £2,650; of which £76 are in quarries. Pop., 409. Houses, 82. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby.

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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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Thornley with Wheatley area is Ribble Valley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"THORNLEY-WITH-WHEATLEY, a township in the parish of Chipping, lower division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 2 miles from Longridge, and 7½ W. of Clitheroe. The township is situated on the river Load, under Long Ridge Fell. There are some lime works. A court leet is held at the Derby Arms. The Earl of Derby is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

"WHEATLEY, a township in the parish of Chipping, lower division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 8 miles S.W. of Clitheroe. It is situated on the river Lond, under Long Ridge Fell, and is joined to Thornley."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Thornley with Wheatley was a township in the parish of Chipping.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Thornley with Wheatley was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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Societies

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