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Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley

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AIGHTON, one of three hamlets forming a township in the parish of Mitton, Lancashire. It lies near Hodder river, under Longridge fell, 3½ miles NNW of Whalley r. station, and 5 WSW of Clitheroe. It contains cotton factories, a workhouse, and the Roman Catholic college of Stonyhurst. The other hamlets of the township are Bailey and Chaighley. Acres in the three, 5,780. Real property, £6,726. Pop., 1,500. Houses, 244.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.

Cemeteries

Census

Details about the census records, and indexes for Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley area is Ribble Valley.

Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley was a Lancashire township in the parish of Great Mitton in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Maps

View maps of Aighton and places within its boundaries.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley was in the Archdeaconry of York. The original wills for the Archdeaconry of York are held at the Borthwick Institute.

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[Last updated: Friday, 02-Sep-2005 11:35:56 BST - Phil Stringer]