Wigan All Saints, the original ancient parish, is a market town in the county of Lancashire.
Alternative names: Wigan
Other places in the parish include: Winstanley, Swinley Ward, St George's Ward, Scholes Ward, Scholes, Queen Street Ward, Orrell, Dalton, All Saints Ward, and Abram.
Status: Ancient Parish. Wigan ancient parish was succeeded by Wigan Ecclesiastical Parish. Abram, originally a township became an Ecclesiastical Parish in 1852
Parish church: All Saints
Parish registers begin: Wigan All Saints
- Parish registers: 1580
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600
Parish registers begin: Abram
- Parish registers: 1838
- Bishop’s Transcripts: None
Parishes adjacent to Wigan All Saints
- St Helens
- Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity
- Wigan St George
- Ashton in Makerfield
- Westleigh St Paul
- Wigan St Catherine
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Abram, a township, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4¼ miles (N. N. E.) from Newton-in-Mackerfield; containing 901 inhabitants, including 35 in barges. It comprises 1769 acres, of which 442 are arable, and 1327 pasture. A district church, dedicated to St. John, has lately been built, towards defraying the expense of which the Incorporated Society granted £200; and a school-house was erected, in 1824, at the cost of Mrs. Bevan, of Lowton house. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £242.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840
Abram, a township in the parish of Wigan, county-palatine of Lancaster; 4¼ miles north-north east from Newton-in-Makerfield, on the Newton and Wigan railroad. A church has recently been built here. Pop. in 1801, 475; in 1831, 511. Houses 84. Acres 1,790. A. P. £3,339.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.
Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808
Abram, a township to the parish of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, Lancashire; containing 69 houses and 475 inhabitants.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.
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Civil Registration District: Wigan
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Wigan
Poor Law Union: Wigan
Hundred: West Derby