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HUNCOAT HISTORY
A Summary by Chronological List of Dates
Fully revised and up-dated in December 2014.
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.
Until the 16th Century the villages origins, history and identity were closely associated with the nearby Manor of Altham just over a mile to the north but industrialisation gradually meant that Huncoat overtook Altham in size.
The list comprises of four separate sections
Section One : Pre 1900
Section Two : Post 1900
Section Three : Miscellaneous Facts
Section Four : A Concise Narrative

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, please refrain from asking me for information in greater detail or in particularly, assist with ancestoral research.
However, more information might 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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