Clitheroe Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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Parishes of the Union[edit | edit source]

The union included several Yorkshire parishes. Constituent parishes include:

Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley, LancashireChatburn, LancashireChipping, Lancashire, Clitheroe Clitheroe, LancashireClitheroe St James, Lancashire  Downham, LancashireFence-in-Pendle, Lancashire  Hurst Green, Lancashire,   Little Bowland-with-Leagram, Lancashire, Mearley, LancashireMitton, LancashireNewchurch in Pendle, Lancashire ,   Pendleton Hall, Lancashire, Thornley with Wheatley see Chipping, Lancashire, Twiston see Whalley, LancashireWhalley, Lancashire , Wiswell see Whalley, Lancashire, Worston see Whalley, Lancashire.
West Riding of Yorkshire: Bashall Eaves see [Great]Mitton Great Mitton, Yorkshire, Bolton-by-Bowland, LancashireBowland Forest High, LancashireBowland Forest Low, Lancashire, Easington,  Gisburn, Yorkshire, Gisburn Forest (now a civil parish within the Ancient  Parish), [Great] Mitton Great Mitton, Yorkshire, Grindleton, Yorkshire, Horton see  Horton, Higher Paradise Congregational Chapel, Lancashire , Houghton, Yorkshire, Midhope [Middop], Newsholme, Newton, Paythorne, Rimington, Sawley,  Slaidburn, YorkshireWaddington, YorkshireWest Bradford, LancashireWhitewell, Lancashire.

Records[edit | edit source]

• Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. Holdings include: Guardians' minutes (1837-1902, 1905-30); Births (1867-1913); Deaths (1866-1914); Creed register (1914-34); Register of mechanical restraint (1901-48).
Churchwardens' and overseers' accounts, Downham, Lancashire, England Attributed to Bertram William Tuff Norman, compiler.Manuscript
Contents: Vol. 1. Overseers' book, 1805-1811 -- v. 2. Overseers' book, 1811-1816 -- v. 3. Overseers' book, 1816-1819 & 1806-1811 -- v. 4. Overseers' book, 1811-1820 -- v. 5. Churchwardens' & Overseers' accounts, 1765-1778.
V. 1, Overseers' accounts, 1805-1811 FHL BRITISH Film 924238 Item 5
V. 5 Churchwardens' & overseers' accounts, 1765-1778 FHL BRITISH Film 924146 Item 4

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• Keepers of the House by Frank Lofthouse (Hudson History, 2001)

Websites[edit | edit source]

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and