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Anglezark, Lancashire

Historical Description

Anglezark, a township in Rivington parish, Lancashire, 3 miles E of Chorley station on the L. & Y.R. It is situated on the Moors, which abound in grouse. Acreage, 2793; population, 92. There are large stone quarries and a cotton mill; and lead ore, witherite, and carbonate of barytes are found. There are several small charities. Post town, Chorley, which is the money order and telegraph office.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishBolton 
Poor Law unionChorley 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Anglezark from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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