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Blatchinworth, Lancashire

Historical Description

Blatchinworth forms with Calderbrook a township in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook, is 3 miles NE of Rochdale, and contains seven hamlets and Littleborough village-the last with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Manchester, and a station on the L. & Y.R. Area, 4781 acres; population, 8384. It has romantic scenery, numerous good residences, a church, several dissenting chapels, an endowed school, cotton and woollen mills, collieries, and rich quarries.

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 parishRochdale 
Poor Law unionRochdale 

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 Blatchinworth from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lancashire newspapers online: