Feniscowles, Lancashire Family History Guide

Feniscowles is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1839 from Blackburn St Mary Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Livesey.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1836
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FENISCOWLES, a chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; near Blackburn. It was constituted in 1842; and its post town is Blackburn. Rated property, £9,833. Pop., 3,501. Houses, 640. The property is divided among a few. Feniscowles House is the seat of Sir William H. Feilding, Bart. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Livesey, in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £215. Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Blackburn
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Blackburn
  • Poor Law Union: Blackburn
  • Hundred: Blackburn
  • Province: York