Place:Darcy-Lever, Lancashire, England

Alt namesDarcy Leversource: wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.569°N 2.401°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBolton Rural, Lancashire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1898
Bolton, Lancashire, Englandborough in which it was situated 1898-1974
Bolton (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Darcy Lever has been since 1974 an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. Prior to 1974 it was in Lancashire. The area lies on the B6209 (Radcliffe Road), on the the town of Bolton side of Little Lever which is the nearest settlement.

Its history dates to the time of William the Conqueror when it was part of the Salford Hundred given to Roger of Poitou for services rendered at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Darcy Lever was a township or civil parish in the ecclesiastical parish of Bolton-le-Moors in the Salford hundred in the historic county of Lancashire and in 1837 became part of the Bolton Poor Law Union. In 1898 Darcy Lever was incorporated into the County Borough of Bolton following the Bolton, Turton, and Westhoughton Extension Act of 1898.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Darcy Lever. Details of the ownership of the manor through the centuries and the development of coal-mining in the area.

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