Longridge, Lancashire Family History Guide

Longridge is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1727 from Ribchester Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Dilworth and Alston.

Alternative names: Ribchester Longridge St Lawrence

Parish church: St. Lawrence

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1760
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LONGRIDGE, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Ribchester, union of Preston, Lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E.) from Preston; containing 1752 inhabitants. The chapelry comprises 3215 acres, whereof 1989 are in Alston township, and 1226 in Dilworth township; it is chiefly meadow and pasture land, and cultivation has been carried by human industry even to the elevated region of Longridge Fell. There are fine views of Pendle hill, the Yorkshire range, Whalley, Billington Fells, Preston, the vale of the Ribble, Lytham, Southport, Morecambe bay, &c. On Tootle Height are the celebrated “Delphs,” quarries of valuable stone, affording employment to several hundred masons and others, and which have supplied stone for great works at Liverpool, Preston, and Fleetwood, for Fulwood barracks, and other considerable public buildings. Weaving by hand-loom is carried on. The river Ribble passes on the east, and the road from Clitheroe to Preston runs through the chapelry; there is also a railway to Preston, seven miles long, and on a slope the whole way, for the conveyance of the stone. A festival, or guild, is held on St. Lawrence’s day; and fairs on March 16th, April 16th, the Monday preceding HolyThursday, and Nov. 5th, for cattle, pedlery, &c. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £160, with a house; patrons, the Trustees of the estates of William Hulme. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, and in the early English style, was erected in 1716, and enlarged in 1783; a square tower was added in 1841. Schools are supported by subscription, and there is a Roman Catholic chapel. Here was an hospital for a master and brethren, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Our Saviour.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

Knowle Green Congregational Church, nr. Longridge, Preston, monumental inscriptions Author: Farrow, Dorothy; Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society. Ribble Valley Branch; Knowle Green Congregational Church (Lancashire)

Longridge, St. Lawrences Church [monumental inscriptions] Author: Cartwright, Margaret; Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society. Ribble Valley Branch; Church of England. Chapelry of Longridge (Lancashire)

Church history

Church records, burial register, St. Wilfrid’s R. C., Longridge, Preston : [O.S. sheet] Grid Ref: SD 602 375 Author: Catholic Church. St. Wilfrid’s Church (Longridge, Lancashire)

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Longridge, 1813-1836 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Longridge (Lancashire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Ribchester, 1676-1839 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ribchester (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Longridge (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Stede

Church records, burial register, St. Wilfrid’s R. C., Longridge, Preston : [O.S. sheet] Grid Ref: SD 602 375 Author: Catholic Church. St. Wilfrid’s Church (Longridge, Lancashire)

England, Lancashire, Longridge, Saint Paul’s Church registers, 1895-1971 Author: Church of England. St. Paul’s Church (Longridge, Lancashire); Lancashire Records Office (Preston, England)

England, Lancashire, Longridge, St. Lawrence Parish registers, 1760-1925 Author: Church of England. St. Lawrence’s Church (Lancashire); Lancashire Records Office (Preston, England)

England, Lancashire, Ribchester, church records Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ribchester (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Longridge (Lancashire); Lancashire Record Office

Parish registers for Ribchester, 1598-1941 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ribchester (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Longridge (Lancashire); Lancashire Record Office

Parish registers of Longridge, 1760-1980 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Longridge (Lancashire); Lancashire Records Office (Preston, England)

The registers of Ribchester, 1780-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ribchester (Lancashire); Lancashire Parish Register Society

Computer printout of Longridge, Lancs., Eng

History

A history of Longridge and district Author: Smith, Thomas Charles

A history of Longridge and its people Author: Till, Joseph M.

Lancashire Archives & Family History Groups

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire FH & Heraldry Society

Manchester Archives and Local History

Lancashire

Lancashire BMD

England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996

Catholic Parish Registers of Liverpool 1741-1773

St James’ Cemetery Burials Liverpool

Manchester Burial Records

England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004

England, Lancashire, Rusholme Road Cemetery 1821-1933

Oldham Burial Records

Tameside Burial Records

Chorlton Upon Medlock Burials 1821-1933

CemSearch

Lancaster Convict Database 1800s

Lancashire Fusiliers

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Lancashire Roll of Honour

St. Helens Roll of Honour

Lancashire Police Records

Lancashire Lantern - archive of local old photographs, postcards and other images

Manchester Local Images

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Administration

  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Preston
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Amounderness
  • Poor Law Union: Preston
  • Hundred: Blackburn
  • Province: York