Eccleston  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eccleston like this:

ECCLESTON, a township and two chapelries in Prescot parish, Lancashire. The township lies nominally ¾ of a mile NNE of Prescot; but it includes parts of both Prescot and St. Helens towns; and it shares the railway and postal facilities of both. Acres, 3, 387. Real property, £36, 478; of which £4, 206 are in mines, £264 in quarries, and £466 in gas-works. ...

Pop. in 1851, 8, 509; in 1861, 11, 640. Houses, 2, 045. Pop. of the part in Prescot town, 930; of the part in St. Helens town, 8, 012-Crown-glass and earthenware have been extensively manufactured. The chapelries are Christ Church and St. Thomas; the former connected with Prescot town, the latter with St. Helens. Christ Church was constituted in 1838; St. Thomas, in 1839. Pop. of the former, 2, 328; of the latter, 8, 206. The living ofis a pcuracy, that of St. T. a vicarage, in the dio. of Chester. Value ofC., £110; * of St. T., £300.* Patron of the former, S. Taylor, Esq; of the latter, Trustees. One of the churches is a modern edifice, with a spire. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics, and a national school.

Eccleston through time

Eccleston is now part of St Helens district. Click here for graphs and data of how St Helens has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Eccleston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eccleston, in St Helens and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 31st October 2020

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