In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bradshaw like this:
BRADSHAW, a township and a chapelry in Boltonle-Moors parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Bolton and Blackburn railway, adjacent to the Oaks station, 3 miles NE of Bolton; and has a post office under Bolton. Acres, 1,380. Real property, £3,754. Pop., 792. Houses, 146. Bradshaw Hall was the seat of John Bradshaw, who presided at the trial of Charles I.; and is now the seat of T. ...
Hardcastle, Esq. There are two cotton mills, a bleaching mill, and quarries.-The church. is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1853. Pop., 1,968. Houses, 378. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Bolton. The church is tolerable.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bradshaw, in Bolton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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