Pemberton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1838 from Wigan All Saints Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Smity Brook, Newtown, Lamberhead Green, Green, and Goose.
Alternative names: Wigan Pemberton St John
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1832
- Bishop’s Transcripts: None
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Wigan St George
- Ashton in Makerfield
- Wigan All Saints
- Wigan St Catherine
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
PEMBERTON, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Wigan parish and district, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 2½ miles W of Wigan; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office under Wigan. The township comprises 2,868 acres. Real property, £31,319; of which £19,370 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 5,252; in 1861, 6,870. Houses, 1,314. The chapelry is more extensive than the township; contains Newtown, Smithy-Brook, Goose-Green, and Lamberhead-Green; and was constituted in 1838. Pop. in 1861, 8,853. Houses, 1,696. There are several good modern residences, an ancient half-timbered hall, coal-mines, stone-quarries, brick manufactories, cotton mills, and a famous spring. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Wigan. The church was built in 1832, and is a large brick edifice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a mechanics’ institute, four national schools, and charities £14. The sub-district contains also twoother townships. Acres, 6,263. Pop., 10,435. Houses, 2,007.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- County: Lancashire
- Civil Registration District: Wigan
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Chester
- Rural Deanery: Wigan
- Poor Law Union: Wigan
- Hundred: West Derby
- Province: York