FARNWORTH

1830

DIXON GREEN

Dixon Green, a hamlet in the township of Farnworth, parish of Dean, hundred of Salford, 2 miles S.S.E. from Bolton. The coal produced in this place is of superior quality.

FARNWORTH

Farnworth, a chapelry in the parish of Dean, hundred of Salford, 3 miles S. from Bolton. Inhabitants 2044. A spacious church under the late acts of parliment has been recently erected on Halshaw Moor, for the use of the neighbourhood. Darley Hall in this township is the seat of Benjamin Rawson, esq. At Farnworth* was born in 1544 Richard Bancroft, afterwords archbishop of Canterbury. He bore a principal share in the famous controversy with thr Puritans at Hampton Court, and was chief director in the translation of the Bible in present use.

HALSHAW MOOR

Halshaw Moor, a hamlet in the township of Farnworth, parish of Dean, hundred of Salford, 3 miles S.E. from Bolton. A new church is erecting here under the recent acts.

HIGHFIELD

Highfield, a hamlet in the township of Farnworth, parish of Dean, hundred of Salford, 3 miles S. from Bolton.

MOSES GATE

Moses Gate, a hamlet in the township of Farnworth, parish of Dean, hundred of Salford, 2 miles S.S.E. from Bolton.

TOWNLEYS

Townleys, a hamlet in the township of Farnworth, parish of Dean, hundred of Salford, 2 miles S. from Bolton.

(3) The New Lancashire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary 1830

* - Richard Bancroft was born at Farnworth, Widnes.