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Wiswell

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WISWALL, or Wiswell, a township, with a village, in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 3 miles S of Clitheroe. Acres, 1,410. Real property, £2,597. Pop. in 1851, 747; in 1861, 465. Houses, 100. The decrease of pop. was caused by discontinuance of employment in print works. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are an Independent chapel and 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 Clitheroe library.

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Census

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Churches

Congregational / Independent
Jollies Memorial United Reformed, Barrow
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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Wiswell area is Ribble Valley.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WISWELL, (or Wiswall), a township in the parish of Whalley, and higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Clitheroe.

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wiswell 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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