Heskin  Lancashire


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

HESKIN, a township in Eccleston parish, Lancashire; 4½ miles SW of Chorley. Acres, 1, 235. Real property, £2, 753; of which £830 are in mines, and £10 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 358; in 1861, 439. Houses, 74. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of coal mining.

Heskin through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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