Brownedge

BROWNEDGE, a hamlet, in the chapelry of Walton-le-Dale, parish, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, union of Preston, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Preston, on the road to Chorley; containing about 250 inhabitants. It comprises 40 acres, chiefly rich pasture land, the soil of which is clay; the surface is elevated, and the scenery picturesque. The Roman Catholic chapel here, was built in 1824, at a cost of £2000; it is in the early English style, with a square tower, and belongs to the order of the Benedictines: the priest, the Very Rev. Henry Brewer, has an endowment of £100, with a house and garden attached. Schools are supported by subscription.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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