Breightmet  Lancashire


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

BREIGHTMET, a township in Bolton-le-Moors parish Lancashire; 2 ½ miles E of Bolton. Acres, 970. Real property, £6,627; of which £1,504 are in mines. Pop., 1,562. Houses, 295. Cotton manufacture is carried on; and there is a church of 1855, a Wesleyan chapel, and an endowed school with £26 a year.

Breightmet through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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