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Worsthorne with Hurstwood

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WORSTHORNE, a township and a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire. The township lies 2 miles E of Burnley r. station, and bears the name of W.-with-Hurst-Wood. Acres, 2,800. Real property, £2,054; of which £235 are in quarries. Pop., 865. Houses, 169. The chapelry was constituted in 1842; and its Post town is Burnley. Pop., 1,015. Houses, 200. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £120. Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is good.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Burnley library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Worsthorne area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WORSTHORNE, a township and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 2 miles E. of Burnley. It is situated near Scar Moor, about a mile from the confluence of the river Bourn with the Calder, and includes the hamlet of Hartswood."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HURSTWOOD, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, near Whalley, and 2 miles E. of Burnley."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Worsthorne with Hurstwood was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Worsthorne 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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