Place:Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England

TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates53.58°N 2.43°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBolton, Lancashire, Englandcounty borough which grew from Bolton-le-Moors
Bolton (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bolton-le-Moors (also known as Bolton-le-Moors St Peter) was a civil parish and ecclesiastical parish of the hundred of Salford in the historic county of Lancashire, England. The ecclesiastical parish was administered from St Peter's Church, Bolton in the township of Great Bolton.

Bolton-le-Moors was originally a part of the ancient parish of Eccles, but in the 14th century it became a parish in its own right. The parish corresponded roughly to what is now the town of Bolton and some surrounding areas. As with many large parishes in the north of England, it was divided into "townships" in 1662 to make administration easier. Some of the townships had chapels and were known as chapelries. The townships were as follows:

For civil purposes, these townships and chapelries were largely autonomous, although for ecclesiastical purposes they came under the authority of the vicar of Bolton. In 1866, the civil parish of Bolton le Moors was abolished and the townships became civil parishes in their own right. These townships, later civil parishes, were used for the censuses until 1891, after which most were absorbed into the County Borough of Bolton or became urban districts. Anglezarke and Rivington became part of the Chorley Rural District.

The Wikipedia article includes a table of populations for the townships for the period 1841-1891.

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