"TURTON, a township chapelry and a sub-district in Bolton parish and district, Lancashire. The chapelry lies 4 miles N by E of Bolton; contains Chapeltown and Oaks r. stations; and has a post-office under Bolton, a workhouse, and a cattle-fair on 4 and 5 Sept. Acres, 4,110. Real property, £13,678; of which £550 are in quarries, and £40 in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4,158; in 1861, 4,513. Houses, 855. The property is subdivided. There are numerous good residences. Industry is carried on in cotton-mills, print-works, bleach-works, an iron-foundry, and a paper-mill. Ancient British and Roman relics have been found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £161. Patron, G. M. Hoare, Esq. There are four dissenting chapels, several public schools, and charities £30. The sub-district includes two other townships, and comprises 7,080 acres. Pop., 5,459. Houses, 1,024."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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|Christ Church, Walmsley, Church of England|
|St Andrew, Bromley Cross, Church of England|
|St Anne, Turton, Church of England|
|Blackburn Road Independent, Egerton|
|Blackburn Road, Egerton, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Darwen Rd, Birtenshaw, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Water Street, Walmsley, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Blackburn Road, Walmsley, Unitarian|
|St John the Evangelist, Bromley Cross, Roman Catholic|
The Register Office covering the Turton area is Blackburn.
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"WALMSLEY, a chapelry in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles N. of Bolton."
"TURTON, a chapelry in the parish of Bolton le Moors, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles N. of Bolton, its post town, and near the Chapel-town and Oaks railway stations. It is situated on the Roman way to Manchester, and is bounded by two rivulets tributary to the Irwell. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills, dyeing, bleaching, and print works. There are also numerous stone quarries. The land is principally in pasture. At a farm called Turton Tower is an ancient structure of four stories, formerly the residence of the Chethams, Orrells, and Greames, but now a farmhouse. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £161. The church, dedicated to St. Ann, has a stained E. window, and was built in 1840. The parochial charities produce about £31 per annum. There are day and Sunday schools for both sexes. The Independents, Presbyterians, and Unitarians have chapels. J. Kay, Esq., is lord of the manor. A fair is held on the 4th and 5th September for cattle and horses."
"EGERTON, a small place in the parish of Bolton le Moors, in the vicinity of Bolton, county palatine of Lancaster."
"CHAPELTOWN, a village in the parish of Bolton le moors, and county of Lancashire, 3 miles N. of Bolton. It is situated on the Blackburn railway."
In 1835 Turton was a township in the parish of Bolton.
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