WITHNELL, a township and a chapelry in Leyland parish, Lancashire. The township lies 2¾ miles SSW of Pleasington r. station, and 5 SW of Blackburn; includes Brinscall and Abbey-Mill villages, and two hamlets; and has a post-office under Chorley. Acres, 3,557. Real property, £6,819; of which £100 are in quarries. Pop., 2,059. Houses, 365. The manor belongs to J. Park, Esq. Ollerton Hall is the seat of W. P. Park, Esq.; and W. Fold, of T. B. Park, Esq. There are cotton mills, calico-printing-works, bleaching mills, a paper mill, and mineral springs. The chapelry was constituted in 1842. Pop., 2,160. Houses, 383. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £141. Patron, the Vicar of Leyland. There are two Wesleyan chapels, two national schools, and charities £5.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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|Bolton Rd, Abbey Village, Free Methodist|
|Brinscall Hillside Methodist Wesleyan Methodist Lancashire|
|Bury Lane, Withnell Mill, Wesleyan Methodist|
|School Lane, Brinscall, United Methodist Free Church|
|Withnell Fold Wesleyan Methodist, Withnell|
|St Joseph, Withnell, Roman Catholic|
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"WITHNELL, a township in the parish of Leyland, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Chorley, near the river Darwen."
In 1835 Withnell was a township in the parish of Leyland.
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