Wheelton  Lancashire


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

WHEELTON, a township in Leyland parish, Lancashire; 3 miles NE of Chorley. Acres, 1,669. Real property, £4,309; of which £176 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,041; in 1861, 1,360. Houses, 233. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of cotton-mills-Brinscall Hall is the seat of W.Wood, Esq. There is a national school.

Wheelton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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