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Wrightington

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WRIGHTINGTON, a township-chapelry in Eccleston parish, Lancashire; at Appleby-Bridge r. station, and 4 miles NW of Wigan. It has a post-office under Wigan. Acres, 3,876. Real property, £7,423; of which £41 are in quarries. Pop., 1,618. Houses, 305. W. Hall is the seat of T. Dicconson, Esq.; and Harrock Hall, of Mrs. Bolton. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £128. Patron, the Rector of Eccleston. The church was built in 1857. There are Independent, Primitive Methodist, and Roman Catholic chapels.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WRIGHTINGTON, a township and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Eccleston, hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 5 miles N.W. of Wigan, and half a mile from Appley Bridge railway station. It is situated near the Liverpool canal and the river Douglas. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in cotton spinning and in the collieries. The principal residences are Wrightlington Hall and Harrock Hall, the former an old seat of the Scarisbrick family. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £110, in the patronage of the Rector of Eccleston. The Roman Catholics, Independents, and Primitive Methodists have chapels."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Wrightington was a township in the parish of Eccleston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wrightington 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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