Aspull, a township in the parish of Wigan, but in the hundred of Salford, 3 miles N.E. from Wigan. Inhabitants 1894. This township with Haigh and Ince is the district of Cannel Coal.
Kirkless Hey, a hamlet in the township of Aspull, parish of Wigan, hundred of Salford, 1½ miles N.E. from Wigan. In this place are some productive coal mines.
(3) The New Lancashire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary 1830