Accrington Football Club were one of the founder members of the Football League in England. Accrington F.C. was formed in Accrington (now in Hyndburn, Lancashire), following a meeting at a local public house in 1876. The 'Owd Reds played at the Moorhead Park ground. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accrington F.C."
Amounderness (Andernes in ancient times) is an area of England. In its most recent incarnation it was a hundred of Lancashire. Previously the name had been used for territories now in Lancashire and north of the River Ribble, that had been included in the Domesday Book's Yorkshire section. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amounderness"
The Battle of Preston ( 17 August – 19 August 1648), fought largely at Walton-le-Dale near Preston in Lancashire, resulted in a victory by the troops of Oliver Cromwell over the Royalists and Scots commanded by Hamilton. The Parliamentarian victory presaged the end of the Second English Civil War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Preston (1648)"
The Battle of Preston ( 9 November– 14 November 1715), also refered to as the Preston Fight, was fought during the Jacobite Rising of 1715 (often referred to as the First Jacobite Rising, or Rebellion by supporters of the Hanoverian government). ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Preston (1715)"
Blackburnshire was a former district of England around the town of Blackburn. It was divided into the four forests of Accrington, Pendle, Trawden and Rossendale. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blackburnshire"
The Duchy of Lancaster is one of the two Royal Duchies in the United Kingdom, the other being the Duchy of Cornwall. ...more on Wikipedia about "Duchy of Lancaster"
Furness is an area of north-west England. It is the detached part of the traditional county of Lancashire, lying to the north of Morecambe Bay (it is sometimes known as Lancashire, north of the sands). It now forms the south-western part of the non-metropolitan county of Cumbria. ...more on Wikipedia about "Furness"
Lancashire was established as a county in 1182. In the Domesday Book, its lands had been treated as part of Cheshire (the area south of the River Ribble) and of Yorkshire. It bordered Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. ...more on Wikipedia about "History of Lancashire"
Holker Hall is a country house with a celebrated garden situated on the peninsula of Furness, which was traditionally part of the county of Lancashire, but is now part of the county of Cumbria, in England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Holker Hall"
The Leyland hundred, or Leylandshire, was a hundred of the English county of Lancashire. It covered Brindle, Chorley, Croston, Eccleston, Leyland, Penworthen and Standish. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leyland (hundred)"
Lonsdale was a hundred of the English county of Lancashire. It covered the northern part of the county, including the detached part around Furness. Furness was known as Lonsdale North of the Sands, and constitued from 1894 to 1974 the North Lonsdale Rural District. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lonsdale (hundred)"
The story of the Pendle Witches is one the best known example of alleged witchcraft in the history of England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pendle Witches"
The right to hold a Guild Merchant was conferred upon the Burgesses of Preston by a charter of 1179; the associated Preston Guild is a civic celebration held every 20 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Preston Guild"
The hundred of Salford (sometimes known as Salfordshire) was an ancient division of the county of Lancashire. It corresponds to the modern Greater Manchester area (1) excluding the parts historically in Cheshire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salford (hundred)"
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The hundred of West Derby (sometimes known as West Derbyshire, not to be confused with Derbyshire, which has a district formerly called West Derbyshire) is an ancient subdivision of Lancashire, covering the south-west of the county. It contained the parishes of Walton, Sefton, Childwall, Huyton, Halsall, Altcar, North Meols, Ormskirk, Aughton, Warrington, Prescot, Leigh, Liverpool, Wigan, and Winwick. It corresponds roughly to Merseyside north of the River Mersey with parts of West Lancashire District,Wigan Borough, Warrington Borough and Halton Borough. ...more on Wikipedia about "West Derby (hundred)"
Whiston Rural District was a rural district in the county of Lancashire, England. It was created in 1895 by renaming the Prescot Rural District when the parish of Prescot was removed from that rural district and created a separate urban district. Later the parish of Speke was incorporated into the City of Liverpool and Ditton into the Borough of Widnes. In 1922 the parish of Kirkby was added from the disbanded Sefton Rural District and removed again in 1958 when it was created a separate urban district. It was named after and administered from Whiston. ...more on Wikipedia about "Whiston Rural District"
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