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Clayton le Moors, Lancashire

Historical Description

Clayton-le-Moors, a township and a parish in Lancashire, 1½ mile from Accrington station on the L. & Y.R., and 5½ miles NE of Blackburn, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Accrington. Acreage, 1059; population, 7155. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; net value, £335 with residence. Patrons, trustees. The church is modern. There are Baptist, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, also a New Jerusalem church, a Mechanics' Institute, and Conservative and Liberal clubs. There are cotton mills, soap works, engineering works, corn mills, and calico printing works.

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 parishWhalley 
Poor Law unionBlackburn 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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