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Whittle-le-Woods

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WHITTLE-LE-WOODS, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Leyland parish, Lancashire. The village stands 2 miles E by S of Leyland r. station, and 6 SSE of Preston; is a scattered place; and has a postal pillar-box under Preston, and a large brewery. The township comprises 1,357 acres. Real property, £6,576; of which £80 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 2,310; in 1861, 2,151. Houses, 443. The decrease of pop. was caused by the stoppage of a manufactory. The property is sub-divided. Shaw Hall is the seat of T. B. Crosse, Esq. Medicinal springs were discovered in 1845; they arise from coal-borings, at a depth of 265 feet; they are much frequented by invalids and pleasure parties; and they gave rise to the erection of baths, a public hall, and a spacious hotel. The chapelry was constituted in 1830. Pop., 2,856. Houses, 587. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Leyland. The church was built in 1823.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Whittle le Woods area is Chorley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WHITTLE-LE-WOODS, a township and chapelry in the parish and hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 2 miles N. of Chorley, on the Leeds canal. There are quarries of millstone and traces of lead, but the mine is no longer in operation."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Whittle le Woods was a township in the parish of Leyland.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Whittle le Woods 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.