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The Wigan Directory of 1881, Wrightington

Wrightington is a township in the parish of Eccleston, hundred of Leyland, and diocese of Manchester, in the northern division of the county. It is five miles north-west from Wigan, twenty-five from Manchester, & thirteen from Liverpool. There is a church for an Ecclesiastical district here, dedicated to St. James, the value of living is £166 per annum. There are chapels for various denominations of dissenters. Wrightington Hall, in the midst of a fine park, is the seat of Major Dicconson. Attached to the Hall is a Roman Catholic Chapel. Appley Bridge Station, on the Lancashire and Yorkshire line of railway, is in the township; and in close proximity to the station are the extensive stone quarries and brickworks of Messrs. Winnard & Taylor. The Appley Bridge Chemical and Manure Co.'s Works, and a large Corn Mill which has recently been erected and is the property of a Limited Liability Company, every facility is afforded for the transit of goods by the above-named Railway Co., and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The population in 1861, was 1,618; in 1871, 1,525; and in 1881, 1509. Acreage, 3,916.

    Post Office, Appley Bridge. - John Rigby, postmaster. Letters received through Wigan.
    Established Church. - Rev. John Thos. Wilson, vicar
    Presbyterian Chapel, Mossy Lee. - Rev. John Goggin
    Primitive Methodist Chapel
    Roman Catholic Chapel. - Rev. Thomas Margison, priest
    Railway Station, Appley Bridge. - Chas. Brightmore, stationmaster


Blinkhorn Mr. Thomas, Spring bank
Bolton Alfred, Esq., Harrock Hall
Bolton George, Esq., Harrock Hall
Dicconson Major, Wrightington Hall
Goggin Rev. John, Mossy Lee
Harcourt Mr. William, Spring bank
Heyes Mr. Enoch, Spring bank
Hoyes Mr. John, Appley Bridge
Margison Rev. Thos., Moss la., Wrightington
Wilson Rev. John Thomas, Heskin Vicarage


Ainscough Hugh, miller, Parbold
Appley Bridge & West Lancashire Corn Mill Co., Limited, corn millers, Appley Bridge. - John Hoyes, manager
Appley Bridge Brick & Tile Co., Limited, Appley Bridge
Appley Bridge Chemical & Manure Co. Ltd, manufacturing chemists. - John Makinson, secretary
Atherton Thomas, manager of Brick Works, Appley Bridge
Barton Thomas, seedsman, Parbold
Bennett William, wheelwright
Bimson Thomas, joiner, Shevington vale
Blackburn John, Windmill Inn, Dangerous corner, Parbold
Blacow George, shopkeeper, Robin Hood
Blundell John, shopkeeper & farmer, Mossey Lee
Catterall Richard, Appley Bridge Inn
Clarkson Edward, shopkeeper, Appley Bridge
Cowley Edward, boat owner, Fairhurst Hall
Dawber James, stonemason, Bentley lane
Dickinson Henry, shopkeeper, Dangerous corner
Fogg James, shoemaker & shopkeeper, Appley Bridge
Freeman John, shopkeeper, Appley Bridge
Gorton Edward, Dicconson's Arms, Dangerous corner
Halton James, Chapel House Inn, Parbold
Haughton Peter, tailor, Appley lane
Higham Peter, Rigby's Arms, High Moor
Holcroft Wm., blacksmith, Wrightington bar
Latham John, Alison's Arms, Appley Bridge
Lowton Aaron, mason, Hunger hill
Mawdsley James, blacksmith, Appley Bridge
Myers Thomas, Railway Inn, Parbold
Platt & Co., Limited, brick and tile makers and quarry masters, Appley Bridge
Read Thomas, seedsman, Tan Pit Farm
Reid William, nursery, seedsman and florist, Appley Bridge; house, 99 Dicconson st., Wigan
Rigby John, shopkeeper, Post Office, Appley Bridge
Smith Thomas, blacksmith, Dangerous corner
Stopforth Nanny, Hind's Head Inn, Mossey Lee
Taylor James, beer retailer, Hunger hill
Tickle Samuel, beer retailer and shopkeeper, Appley Bridge
Williams Thomas, wheelwright, Parbold
Winnard & Taylor, stone quarry owners and brickmakers, Parbold Quarries and Brick Works; Office, Wallgate, Wigan - See advertisement
Wright William, Scarisbrook Arms Inn


Ashton William, Hugh barn
Blundell John, Hunger hill
Blundell William, High Moor
Critchley Robert, South Tunley
Cubbin William, High Moor
Dawber Elizabeth, Crow Orchard
Dawber John, Dangerous corner
Dicconson Henry, Dangerous corner
Draper James, Appley row
Grimshaw Jane, Bentley lane
Fairclough Joseph, Robin Hood
Gill Joseph, Carr House lane
Glover John, Robin Hood
Glover William, Stoney Lake
Hardy Joshua, Hesketh Farm
Heaps James, Robin Hood
Hunter John, Anderton's Mill
Hunter Robert, Hill House fold
Iddon Mary, Hunger hill
Knowles Richard, Dawber Farm
Lucas James, Broadhurst
Marsden George, Brook House
Martland John, Mossey Lee
Monk Edward, North Tunley
Monk Richard, Bannister House
Ormisher Thomas, Harrock hill
Orrell George, Tunley Farm
Owen John, Appley lane
Redshaw John, Mossey Lee
Rigby Ralph, Harrock hill
Robinson James, Wrightington Vale
Rothwell Richard, Appley row
Scholefield John, Chisnall Hall
Sephton Ellen, Charity Farm
Sharp William, Robin Hood
Smith Margaret, High Moor
Speakman Thomas, Delph House Farm
Stringfellow James, near Fairhurst Hall
Woods Josiah, Wrightington bar
Worthington Edward, Appley row
Wright Edward, Mossey Lee
Wright James, Courage lane

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