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Ashton in Makerfield

A chapelry in the parish of WINWICK, hundred of WEST DERBY, county palatine of LANCASTER, 2-1/2 miles (N.W. by N.) from Newton in Makerfield, containing 5,674 inhabitants.

The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 royal bounty, and £1600 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rector of Winwick.

There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Wesleyan Methodists, and Roman Catholics.

Ashton is a large village lying in the center of a district in which are numerous potteries and cotton-manufactories.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis,Vol.1,London,1831,page 60.

Entered here 29 August 2004 by Lynn Ransom Burton.

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