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Trawden

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TRAWDEN, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Whalley parish, Lancashire. The village stands 2¼ miles ESE of Colne r. station, and has a post-office under Colne. The township includes Winewall hamlet; and comprises 2,510 acres. Real property, £6,687. Pop. in 1851, 2,601. in 1861, 2,087. Houses, 426. The decrease of pop. was caused by scarcity of employment for hand-loom weavers. The property is much subdivided T. House is the seat of Mrs. Pilling. The chapelry was constituted in 1845, and is less extensive than the township. Pop., 1,516. Houses, 309. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1845. There are three dissenting chapels, and a national school.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

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

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"TRAWDEN, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.E. of Colne, and 6 from Burnley, its post town. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in manufactures similar to those carried on in the neighbouring towns and villages. The township includes the hamlet of Winewall, and was once forest. The soil consists of clay and rock, but the greater part is now under cultivation. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a National school for both sexes, at which a Sunday-school is also held. The Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Inghamites have chapels. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WINE WALL, a hamlet in the township of Trawden Forest, parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.E. of Colne."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Trawden 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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