Facit, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Spotland township, Lancashire. The parish was constituted in 1867, and comprises Millgate and Shawforth. It has three stations (Facit, Shawforth and Britannia) on the L. & Y.R., and a post and money order office under Eochdale; telegraph office, Whit-worth. Population, 5205. There are several cotton mills and stone quarries, a church institute, and a workmen's club in Facit. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; gross value, £277 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. There are Baptist and Wesleyan caapels.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.
Online maps of Facit are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lancashire newspapers online: