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Wheelton

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WHEELTON, a township in Leyland parish, Lancashire; 3 miles NE of Chorley. Acres, 1,669. Real property, £4,309; of which £176 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,041; in 1861, 1,360. Houses, 233. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of cotton-mills. Brinscall Hall is the seat of W.Wood, Esq. There is a national school.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley and Ormskirk libraries.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Wheelton area is Chorley.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WHEELTON, a township in the parish and hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.E. of Chorley."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Wheelton was a township in the parish of Leyland.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wheelton 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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