Ince in Makerfield  Lancashire


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

INCE-IN-MAKERFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Wigan parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, and the London and Northwestern railway, 1¼ mile SW of Wigan; and has a station on the L. and Y. railway, and a post office under Wigan, both of the name of Ince. ...

Acres, 2, 314. Real property, £69, 829; of which £56, 920 are in mines, and £30 in the canal. Pop. in 1851, 3, 670; in 1861, 8, 266. Houses, 1, 533. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the extension of mining and manufacturing operations. A fine cannel coal is found; an excellent common coal is very largely worked; and there are extensive iron works, some cotton mills, and chemical works. Ince Hall, formerly the seat of the Gerard family, is a curious, halftimbered, ancient structure. The cemetery of Ince, comprising 4 acres, and a cemetery of Wigan, comprising 18 acres, are within the township.—The chapelry is nearly conterminate with the township, and was constituted in 1862. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patrons, Simeon's Trustees. The church was built in 1 864, at a cost of £6, 000. There are three national schools; two of them built in 1866.

Ince in Makerfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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