Standish  Lancashire


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

STANDISH, a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Wigan district, and a parish partly also in Chorley district, Lancashire. The village stands near the North-western railway, 3½ miles NNW of Wigan; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under Wigan, and fairs on 29 June and 22 Nov. ...

The township bears the name of S.-with-Langtree, and comprises 3,257 acres. Real property, £15,788; of which £6,700 are in mines. Pop. in 1861, 2,655; in 1861, 3,054. Houses, 579. The manor has belonged, since soon after the Norman conquest, to the Standish family; and once had a castle. There are extensive coal mines, a large paper-mill, and barytes works.—The sub-district contains also two other townships of S. parish, and two of Eccleston; and comprises 10,661 acres. Pop., 6,894. Houses, 1,259.—The parish includes seven townships of Chorley district; and comprises 15,285 acres. Pop. in 1851, 8,594; in 1861, 10,410. Houses, 1,900. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £1,874.* Patron,H. Standish, Esq. The church was built in 1584, and restored in 1859; and has a fine E window, and a tower and spire. The p. curacies of Adlington, Coppull, and Charnock-Richard are separate benefices. There are an endowed grammar-school with £114 a year, an endowed school for girls with £53, and charities £402.

Standish through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th August 2022

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