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Winstanley

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WINSTANLEY, a township in Wigan parish, Lancashire; 3¼ miles SW by W of Wigan. Acres, 1,853. Real property, £6,913; of which £3,600 are in mines. Pop., 633. Houses, 123. The manor, with W. Hall, belongs to M. Bankes, Esq.

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

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Wigan library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Winstanley area is Wigan and Leigh.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WINSTANLEY, a township in the parish of Wigan, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Wigan."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Winstanley was a township in the parish of Wigan.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD543023 (Lat/Lon: 53.515184, -2.691093), Winstanley which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Winstanley 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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