British History Online


Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Victoria County History (VCH) is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times. It has been described as the greatest publishing project in English local history. The links below describes the history of the local areas from within the various volumes

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Click the titles below to view a particular area history:-

Wigan

Pemberton

Billinge

Winstanley

Orrell

Worthington

Upholland

Dalton

Ince

Hindley

Abram

Haigh

Aspull

Winwick

Newton-in-Makerfield

Haydock

Winwick with Hulme

Ashton

Golborne

Lowton

Kenyon

Culceth

Southworth with Croft

Wigan

Pemberton

Billinge

Winstanley

Orrell

Eccleston

Eccleston (2)

Heskin

Wrightington

Parbold

Standish

Standish with Langtree

Shevington

Welch Whittle