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TWISTON, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 4½ miles E by N of Clitheroe. Acres, 849. Real property, £872. Pop., 141. Houses, 34.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Twiston area is Ribble Valley.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "TWISTON, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 5 miles N.E. of Clitheroe railway station, under Pendle Hill. Many of the inhabitants are engaged in the cotton-mills. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Twiston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Twiston 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.