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HUNCOAT HISTORY
A Summary by Chronological List of Dates
Up-dated in September 2015.
drawing of village centre
Huncoat is a small village in the Borough of Hyndburn. It lies just east of Accrington nearly 600 feet above sea level on the slopes of the Pennines below the 1,340 feet high Great Hameldon
The list comprises of four separate sections
Section One : Pre 1900
Section Two : Post 1900
Section Three : Miscellaneous Facts
Section Four : The War Memorial

Please note that these lists are not intended to be a complete or definitive history but merely a collection of facts I have drawn from various sources to provide an overview. They amount to all the information I currently possess about the history of Huncoat.
Therefore, if you contact me for more information or detail it is unlikely that I will be able to help.
However, if you think something is wrong or incomplete or you can add new facts I would be very happy to hear from you.
No history is ever finished. New things happen that should be recorded or new things are discovered about the past.
I trust that one day someone else may take up where I leave off?
More information on certain aspects can be found in the following books and records;
copies of which are stored in the local studies section of Accrington Library.
Huncoat Remembered by John Smith 1906
Old Homesteads of Accrington by Richard Ainsworth 1928
History and Associations of Altham and Huncoat by Richard Ainsworth 1932
Huncoat Revisited by Jim Ashton 2000
Within Grove: A memoir by Thomas G. Hargreaves 2001
Huncoat Uncoated by John Goddard 2004
Volumes of Burgess Roles and Resisters of Electors from 1878
Accrington Gazette and Observer and Times from 1881 (on microfilm)
National Census Data (on microfilm)

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