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TOTTINGTON-HIGHER-END, a township in Bury parish, Lancashire; on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 3 miles S of Haslingden. It contains the r. stations of Stubbins and Erwood-Bridge, the village of Edenfield, and several hamlets. Acres, 3,686. Real property, £13,330; of which £422 are in quarries, and £24 in mines. Pop. in 1851, 2,958; in 1861, 3,726. Houses, 699. There are a large factory, print-works, a paper-mill, and a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Tottington Higher End area is Hyndburn & Rossendale.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"EDENFIELD, (or Enfield), a chapelry in the parish of Bury, hundred of Salford, county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles S. of Haslingden, and 6 N. of Bury, its post town. The Rosendale railway passes through the place. There are several stone-quarries, and cotton and woollen goods are extensively manufactured. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Rector of Bury. The church was rebuilt at the close of the last century, and is a commodious edifice, lighted with gas. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and there are endowed National and Sunday-schools. In the vicinity are several handsome residences.

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"TOTTINGTON HIGHER END, a township in the parish of Bury, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 3½ miles N.W. of Bury, its post town, and 1 mile N. of Ramsbottom. It has stations at Stubbing and Ewood Bridge, on the East Lancashire railway. The village is situated near the railway. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the cotton mills. The township includes the village of Edenfield. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Rector of Bury.

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"STUBBINS, a hamlet in the parish of Bury, and the ecclesiastical district of Ramsbottom, county Lancaster, 4½ miles from Bury by the Manchester, Bury, and Bacup branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, on which it is a station."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"FOE BANK, a village in the township of Higher Tottington, county palatine Lancaster, 6 miles N. of Bury."

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

"EDENFIELD, a chapelry and a sub-district in Haslingden district, Lancashire. The chapelry is in Bury parish; lies on the Rosendale railway, 2½ miles S of Haslingden; and has a post office under Bury-Lane. Pop., 3,074. The property is subdivided. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £163.* Patron, the Rector of Bury. The church is tolerable; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. The sub-district contains the townships of Musbury and Tottington-Higher-End. Acres, 4,856. Pop., 4,723. Houses, 904."
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Historical Geography

In 1835 Tottington Higher End was a township in the parish of Bury.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Tottington Higher End 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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