Little Marsden, Lancashire Family History Guide

Little Marsden is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1783 from a chapelry in Whalley Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1811

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Little Marsden

  • Fence in Pendle
  • Briercliffe
  • Barrowford
  • Reedley Hallows, Filly Close and New Laund Booth
  • Burnley St Peter
  • Great Marsden

Historical Descriptions


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

NELSON, a village in Little Marsden township, Whalley parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 3 ½ miles NNE of Burnley. It has a station on the railway, a post-office under Burnley, and an Independent chapel built in 1865; and is lighted with gas.

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


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