Adlington, Lancashire Family History

Adlington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1840 from Standish Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1839

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Adlington

  • Coppull
  • Standish
  • Blackrod
  • Haigh and Aspull

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Adlington, 2½ m. N.E. Standish. P. 1130.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

ADLINGTON, a township in the parish of Standish, co.-palatine of Lancaster; 4 miles north from Wigan, 1 east of the Wigan and Preston railway. Pop., in 1801, 470; in 1831, 1,082. Houses 206. Acres 990. A. P. £2,586. Poor rates, in 1837, £200. A new church has been erected here by the parlia mentary commissioners.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Chorley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Leyland
  • Poor Law Union: Chorley
  • Hundred: Leyland
  • Province: York

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