Heapey  Lancashire


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

HEAPEY, a township-chapelry in Leyland parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 2 miles NE of Chorley r. station. Post town, Chorley. Acres, 1, 456. Real property, £2, 267. Pop. in 1851, 495; in 1861, 396. Houses, 81. The decrease of pop. was caused by want of employment. ...

The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to W. S. Cari., Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150. * Patron, the Vicar of Leyland. The church was built in 1750, and improved in 1829; and was intended in 1865 to be enlarged. There is a national school.

Heapey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th May 2022

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