Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for PEMBERTON

PEMBERTON, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Wigan parish and district, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 2½ miles W of Wigan; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office‡ under Wigan. The township comprises 2, 868 acres. Real property, £31, 319; of which £19, 370 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 5, 252; in 1861, 6, 870. Houses, 1, 314. The chapelry is more extensive than the township; contains Newtown, Smithy-Brook, Goose-Green, and Lamberhead-Green; and was constituted in 1838. Pop. in 1861, 8, 853. Houses, 1, 696. There are several good modern residences, an ancient half-timbered hall, coal-mines, stone-quarries, brick manufactories, cotton mills, and a famous spring. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Wigan. The church was built in 1832, and is a large brick edifice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a mechanics' institute, four national schools, and charities £14.—The sub-district contains also twoother townships. Acres, 6, 263. Pop., 10, 435. Houses, 2,007.


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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Pemberton Tn/CP       Wigan RegD/PLU       Lancashire AncC
Place: Pemberton

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