Brindle Heath St Ann

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Parish History

Brindle St James is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Brindle is a small village and civil parish of the borough of Chorley, Lancashire, England. It is in the centre of a triangle between Preston, Blackburn, and Chorley.

The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.

Included in this chapelry district was a chapel built in 1866 serving Brindle Heath, christened to St Ann.

"BRINDLE St James, a parish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4¾ miles north by east of Chorley. There is a Roman Catholic chapel here, dedicated to St. Joseph, having been rerected in the year 1786.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of nearly 15 million Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths is at Lancashire BMD.

Church Records

Online Records

Brindle Heath St Ann Chapelry was created by the year 1866 and stood within the ancient parish boundary of Manchester (Cathedral) Our Lady, St George and St Denys.

Online transcriptions exist for the baptism, marriage and burial registers to this chapelry as well as for Manchester Cathedral. Displayed below are the links to the online data content for the chapelry  located at the web sites indicated below; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =

BRINDLE HEATH ST ANN (1866) Indexes - see also PENDLETON
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None Extant
LOPC 1866-1928 1923-1935 None
LBMD None None None
Baptisms        Marriages  Burials 
FS  1558-1875 1558-1880   None
LOPC  1714-1938 1714-1948 1714-1861
AC 1558-1714 1558-1714  1558-1714 



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of all the chapelries and district chapels comprising the ancient parish of Manchester City (Cathedral), and to view all of the links to their respective baptisms, marriages and burials online, be sure to visit the [MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS] page.

Original Records

Original parish registers are housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE, UK. In addition, they have also been completely microfilmed from 1558-1948 by FamilySearch and film copies are available for ordering to any one its satellite FamilySearch centers worldwide, on microfilm numbers 1849648 Items 6 - 19;  093658 and 93659 Items 1 - 8


Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 375-379. URL: Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.