BURNLEY ~ Including Habergham Eaves & Ightenhill Park.  Formerly in the chapelry of Whalley. 

INDEX TO BURNLEY CHURCHES & BURIAL GROUNDS - Part 1, 
  Church of England, Roman Catholic, Cemetery and Crematorium

Many Nonconformists from Burnley were buried at Wheatley Lane Inghamite Chapel (PEN.Ing.01)

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 BUR.CE.01 All Saints / West Burnley, Padiham Road (Habergham / Cheapside)
 BUR.CE.02 Holy Trinity, Accrington Road, Habergham Eaves (The Mitre)
 BUR.CE.03 St.Ayden Mission, Canal Street / Charlotte Street (Meadows)
 BUR.CE.04 St.Alban, Stoneyhurst Avenue (Brunshaw)
 BUR.CE.05 St.Andrew, Colne Road .. once part of Reedley Hallows (Duke Bar)
 BUR.CE.06 St.Catherine, Todmorden Road (Fulledge)
 BUR.CE.07 St.Cuthbert, Towneley Street
 BUR.CE.08 St.James, Bethesda Street / March Street (Stoneyholme)
 BUR.CE.09 St.John the Baptist, Gannow Lane, Habergham Eaves (Gannow)
 BUR.CE.10 St.Margaret, Abel Street (Daneshouse)
 BUR.CE.11 St.Mark, Owen Street / Rossendale Road (Rosegrove)
 BUR.CE.12 St.Matthew the Apostle, St.Matthews Street, Habergham Eaves (Healey Wood)
 BUR.CE.13 St.Oswald, Ighten Road (Whittlefield)
 BUR.CE.14 St.Paul, Saunder Bank (Lanebridge)
 BUR.CE.15 St.Peter, Church Street .. Burnley Parish Church
 BUR.CE.16 St.Saviour, Church Street
 BUR.CE.17 St.Stephen, Oxford Road (Burnley Wood)
 BUR.CE.18 St.Columba, Hebrew Road (Duke Bar)
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 Roman Catholic
 BUR.RC.01 Burnley Wood Chapel / St.Mary, Yorkshire Street (Turf Moor)
 BUR.RC.02 Christ the King, Manchester Road (Healy Wood)
 BUR.RC.03 St.Augustine, Lowerhouse Lane (Lowerhouse)
 BUR.RC.04 St.John the Baptist, Ivy Street (Burnley Lane)
 BUR.RC.05 St.Mary Magdalene, Haslem Street (Gannow) / Gawthorpe Road (Ightenhill)
 BUR.RC.06 St.Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Barracks Road (Gannow)
 BUR.RC.07 Towneley Chapel, Towneley Hall
 BUR.RC.08 St.Thomas, King Street (Meadows)
 Public - All Denominations
 BUR.PC.01 Public Cemetery, Rossendale Road
 BUR.Cre.01 Crematorium, Accrington Road
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For the history of Burnley see -
 'The History of Burnley' by Walter Bennett (1946-1951) in four volumes

Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 809335
Name :  All Saints / St.John the Baptist / West of Burnley Parish
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Padiham Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Habergham / Cheapside)
Vicarage :  All Saints with St.John Vicarage, Padiham Road, Burnley  BB12 6PA
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1845-1931, M 1849-1943, B1850-1924       + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1845-1931, M 1849-1943, B 1850-1924 at Burnley Library
  C 1845-1900, M 1849-1900, B 1850-1900 at Nelson Library
  C 1845-1900, M 1849-1900 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Small
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1982 - 434 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1845 Built by Sir James Kay Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe Hall and John & James Dugdale of Lowerhouse
  1849 Foundation stone was consecrated
  1851 Religious census = Built 1849
  1885 Graveyard closed
          United with St.John's Gannow (BUR.CE.09) to form West of Burnley Parish
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.02
Map references :  OS SD 832327
Name :  Holy Trinity
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Accrington Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (The Mitre)
Incumbent :  see St.Matthew's Church, Burnley (BUR.CE.12)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1837-1962, M 1837-1964, B 1837-1960       + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1837-1900, M 1837-1900, B 1837-1900, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
Graveyard
  Small, now closed
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - 70 headstones, dated 1837-1938
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1835 Foundation stone. Land given by Robert Townley Parker
  1836 Consecrated
  1851 Religious census = Built in 1836
  1873 Chancel added
  1989 Church closed and converted into flats
          Parish combined with St.Matthew's (BUR.CE.12)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.03
Map references :  OS SD 837326
Name :  St.Ayden Mission
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Canal Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Meadows)
Charlotte Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Meadows)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1800s A Mission from Holy Trinity (BUR.CE.02)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report Burnley Express, 6.Jan.1883, page 5, col.5
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.04
Map references :  OS SD 860323
Name :  St.Alban
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Stoneyhurst Avenue, Burnley (Brunshaw)
Incumbent :  see Church of St.Catherine, Burnley (BUR.CE.06)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1959 Church opened
  1982 Closed and combined with St.Catherine's Church, Burnley (BUR.CE.06)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper index - report Burnley Express 3.Jun.1959, page 5, cols.1-4
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.05
Map references :  OS SD 846340
Name :  St.Andrew
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Colne Road, Burnley .. formerly part of Reedley Hallows (Duke Bar)
Vicarage :  St.Andrew Vicarage, 230 Barden Lane, Burnley  BB10 1TD
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1867-1928, M 1869-1945 
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1867 Built near Duke Bar (the area from Duke Bar to Queensgate was formerly part of Reedley Hallows)
  1968 Took in St.Margaret's Parish (BUR.CE.10)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.06
Map references :  OS SD 848323
Name :  St.Catherine(United Benefice)
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Todmorden Road, Burnley (Fulledge)
Vicarage :  St.Catherine Vicarage, 156 Todmorden Road, Burnley  BB11 3ER
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  Not listed but said to have been deposited at the Archives
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1895 New church to be built called St.Alban
  1897 Church opened and name changed to St.Catherine
  1982 Took in St.Alban (BUR.CE.04) and St.Paul (BUR.CE.14) parishes
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see also under St.Alban 1897
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.07
Map references :  OS SD 849345
Name :  St.Cuthbert
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Towneley Street, Burnley (Rakehead)
Vicarage :  St.Cuthbert Vicarage, Barbon Street, Burnley  BB10 1TS
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1908-1954, M 1908-1967
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none - but small Garden of Remembrance for burial of ashes
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1905 A Mission Hall on Towneley Street
  1906 Foundation stone laid
  1908 Church consecrated
  see St.Cuthbert's Parish Church, Burnley: Jubilee handbook 1908-1958'
  see also Burnley Library Newspaper index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.08
Map references :  a - OS SD 839327
b - OS SD 831335
Name :  St.James
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  a - Bethesda Street, Burnley (Salford)
b - March Street, Burnley (Stoneyholme)
Incumbent :  see Church of St.Andrew, Burnley (BUR.CE.05
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1845-1960, M 1849-1972, B 1850-1856
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1845-1960, M 1849-1900, B 1850-1856, at Burnley Library
  C 1845-1900, M 1849-1900, B 1850-1856, at Nelson Library
  C 1845-1886 M 1849-1896 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Remains removed to Burnley Cemetery
Memorial Inscriptions
  none
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1845 Founded
  1851 Religious Census = Church built in 1849
  1869 Tower and spire added
  1966 Moved to March Street into a former workshop
  1971 Church demolished except the tower and spire
  1998 Tower and spire demolished for shopping complex
          March Street Church closed. Parish combined with St.Andrew, Burnley (BUR.CE.05)
  see - 'A hundred years at St.James, Burnley 1849-1949' by Edward L Driscoll (1949)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.09
Map references :  OS SD 823327
Name :  St.John the Baptist
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Gannow Lane, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Gannow)
Incumbent :  see All Saints, Habergham (BUR.CE.01)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1879-1980, M 1880-1981
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1879-1968, M 1880-1979, at Burnley Library
  C 1879-1900, M 1880-1900, at Nelson Library
  C 1879-1887, M 1880-1900 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1868 A school started at Wood Top
  1879 Church Founded
  1892 Tower added and Reredos installed
  1979 Demolished and Parish combined with All Saints, Habergham, A Church Centre is still at Gannow
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.10
Map references :  OS SD 842342
Name :  St.Margaret
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Abel Street, Burnley (Daneshouse)
Incumbent :  see Church of St.Andrew, Burnley (BUR.CE.05
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1897-1968, M 1898-1968
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  none
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1898 Founded
  1968 Closed and Parish combined with St.Andrew (BUR.CE.05)
  1978 Demolished
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.11
Map references :  a - OS SD 814324
b - OS SD 816321
Name :  St.Mark
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  a - Owen Street, Burnley (Rosegrove)
b - Rossendale Road, Burnley
Vicarage :  St.Mark Vicarage, 9 Rossendale Road, Burnley  BB11 5DQ
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1909 A mission in Owen Street before this date
  1965 Church built on Rossendale Road, Burnley
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report 1963 on new church
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.12
Map references :  OS SD 833320
Name :  St.Matthew the Apostle, United Benefice - 1985
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  St.Matthews Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Healey Wood)
Vicarage :  St.Matthew Vicarage, Harriet Street, Burnley  BB11 4JH
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1879-1957, M 1880-1980, (B 1986-1995 ? Funerals)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1879-1900,M 1880-1900, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1835 Mission School in Back Lane (Rossendale Road), Habergham Eaves
  1879 Church built 
  1927 Church burnt down
  1931 Church rebuilt & re-opened 
  1985 Took in the parish of Holy Trinity (BUR.CE.02)
  see Burnley Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.13
Map references :  OS SD 827330
Name :  St.Oswald
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Ighten Road, Burnley (Whittlefield)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1910 Church built
  1980 Closed
  see History on 21st Birthday in Burnley Express 15.Jun.1931, page 5, col.1
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.14
Map references :  OS SD 840322
Name :  St.Paul
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Saunder Bank, Burnley (Lanebridge)
Incumbent :  see Church of St.Catherine, Burnley (BUR.CE.06)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1846-1961, M 1853-1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1846-1900, M 1853-1900, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
  C 1846-1900, M 1853-1896, on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1848 Sunday School started
  1851 Religious Census = School room licensed for worship prior to erection of church
  1853 Church built
  1961 Church closed - parish combined with St.Catherine (BUR.CE.06)
  1963 Church demolished
  see 'A century at Saint Pauls' by J C Gill (1953) .. The history of the church
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.15
Map references :  OS SD 843329
Name :  St.Peter .. Burnley Parish Church
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Church Street, Burnley (Centre / previously - "Top of the Town")
Bishop :  Cannon John Goddard (2000)
Rectorory :  St.Peter Rectory, 1 Ridge Court, Ridge Avenue, Burnley  BB10 3LN
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1562-1943, M 1562-1956, B 1562-1896
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1562-1943, M 1562-1956, B 1562-1896, Banns 1773-1862, 1869-1900, at Burnley Library
                      M 1813-1837 index, at Burnley Library
  C 1653-1900, M 1653-1900, B 1653-1900, at Nelson Library
                      M 1813-1837 index, at Colne & Nelson Libraries
  C 1562-1690, M 1562-1690, B 1562-1690, see LPRS Volumes 2 & 151 at Libraries
  C 1562-1794, 1797-1847,1865-1900, M 1562-1837, on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  1856 The graveyard was 'closed' except for burials in existing graves and vaults.  Many of the stones have been moved from their original positions.  Some have disappeared since transcription started in the early 1970s.  Some stones which formed part of the floor of the church have been put outside on the north side of the building
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcription completed in 1998 - over 800 memorials
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1121 Church in existence - a Chapelry in the parish of Whalley serving the townships of Burnley, Habergham Eaves, Cliviger, Worsthorne, Extwistle & Briercliffe, Reedley Hallows and Ightenhill Park
  1533 Church rebuilt
  1789 Restored
  1851 Religious Census = Ancient parish church
  1854 Church restored
  1867 Became independent from Whalley parish and the incumbent became 'Rector'
  1890 Future Rectors to be suffragan Bishops of Burnley'
  1992 Building restored following dry rot and a fire
  see 'A History of the Parochial Church of Burnley' by T T Wilkinson (1856)
  also 'The History of the church in Burnley 1122-1922 by J E W Wallis (1923) .. plus several other books
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - many reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.16
Map references :  OS SD842327
Name :  St.Saviour
Denomination :  Church of England, Protestant Mission
Address :  a - Chaffer's Yard, Burnley (Town Centre)
b - Church Street, Burnley (Town Centre)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1893 Protestant Association - Mission Room in Chaffer's Yard 
          Moved to room above Carter's Surgery in Church Street
  1898 Gospel Protestant Mission Hall, Church Street formed by a group from St.Peter's Church following a quarrel
  1954 Church closed
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report 1954
  see 'The History of Burnley' by W Bennett, vol.4, page 158
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.17
Map references :  OS SD 848318
Name :  St.Stephen
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Oxford Road, Burnley (Burnley Wood)
Vicarage :  St.Stephen Vicarage, 154 Todmorden Road, Burnley  BB11 3ER
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1879-1953, M 1879-1946
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1865 Mission started
  1870 School Chapel built
  see 'A history of the Parish Church of St.Stephen Burnley 1879-1979' by Alec J Taylor (1979) ISBN L000214132
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.CE.18
Map references :  OS SD 844338
Name :  Parish of St.Columba - Holy Catholic Church
Denomination :  Anglican Rite (Church of England)
Address :  Hebrew Road, Burnley (Duke Bar)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  2001 Small converted premises
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 846325
Name :  a - Burnley Wood Chapel
b - St.Mary
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  a - Todmorden Road / Tarleton Avenue area, Burnley
b - Yorkshire Street, Burnley (Turf Moor / East-gate)
Parish Priest :  St.Mary's Presbytery, 3 Todmorden Road, Burnley  BB10 4AU
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1820-1855, M 1825-1855, for Burnley Wood Chapel + St.Mary's Church
  C 1871-1925, M 1871-1941, for St.Mary's Church
  C 1925-1934, (on the microfilm but not in chronological order)
  C 1934-1941, M 1947-1954, for St.Mary's Church
  C 1947-1963, M 1961-1963, for St.Mary's Church
  C 1855-1871, M 1855-1871, (to be deposited at the Archives)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers, in various forms - dates covered
  C 1820-1941, M 1825-1941, Confirmations 1839-1889, 1892-1941, at Burnley Library
  (C 1925-1934 are on the microfilm, but not in chronological order)
Graveyard
  none .. There is no evidence that the burial ground marked on an old plan was ever used.  Until 1856 burials would have been at the Parish Church of St.Peter's Burnley (BUR.CE.15)
Memorial Inscriptions
  There are about 6 memorials inside the church in the stained glass windows and elsewhere
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1817 Burnley Wood Chapel built by the Towneley Family
  1829 Chapel enlarged
  1849 St.Mary's Church, Yorkshire Street opened
  1851 Religious Census = Built in 1846
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports on both Burnley Wood Chapel & St.Mary's Church
  see also 'Catholicity in Burnley during the forties & fifties (1840s & 1850s): Recollections and Reminiscences' by W Aspinall (1899)
  see also 'A short History of St.Mary's Burnley' by Margaret Durkin ISBN L000140740
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.02
Map references :  OS SD 836320
Name :  Christ the King
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  a - Manchester Road, Burnley (Healey Wood)
b - Healey Court, Burnley
Parish Priest :  The Presbytery, 9 Healey Court, Burnley  BB11 4HS 
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1929-1941, M 1937-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1954
                      M 1961-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
M 1937-1941, Confirmations 1932-1936 at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1877 School / Chapel in the Meadows served from St.Mary's (BUR.RC.01)
  1895 Chapel of Ease built
  1928 Mission of Christ The King started
  1932 Established services at Springhill House, Manchester Road
  1935 Church built at Healey Mount
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.03
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 814328
Name :  St.Augustine
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  a - Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley (Lowerhouse)
b - Off Lowerhouse Lane .. opposite the end of Lockyer Avenue
Parish Priest :  St.Augustine Presbytery, 55A Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley  BB12 6HZ
Telephone :  01282 425631
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1896-1941, M 1903-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1954
                      M 1961-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1896-1941 M 1903-1941, at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1896 Mission
  1926 Replaced by church
  1963 New church built
  see 'St.Augustine's, Lowerhouse, Centenary, 1896-1996' by Brian Moorhouse (1996)
  also Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.04
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 847342
Name :  a - St.Saviour
b - St.John the Baptist
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  a - Elm Street, Burnley (Daneshouse)
b - Ivy Street, Burnley (Burnley Lane)
Parish Priest :  St.John Presbytery, Bracewell Street, Burnley BB10 1TB
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1892-1941, M 1894-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1954
                      M 1961-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1892-1941, M 1894-1941,
  Confirmations 1907-1936 & for 24 Aug 1941(1 day only), at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1891 Mission dedicated to St.Saviour established in Elm Street, Burnley ..'over a blacksmiths shop'
  1893 Mission in Ivy Street, April - foundation stone of new combined Church & School laid, November - building open for religious purposes.
  1894 School opened with 600 scholars under the direction of the Sisters of Mercy
  1904 Presbytery built
  1908 New Church built in Ivy Street, retaining the existing Church/School as a school only
  1922 Bishop Hanlon consecrated the new high altar
  see 'One hundred years of St.John's .. a brief history of St.John's RC Church' by John Banks (1991), Article from the 'Burnley Express' Newspaper
  see also Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.05
Map references :  a - OS SD 825327
b - OS SD 830334
Name :  St.Mary Magdalene
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  a - Haslem Street, Burnley (Gannow)
b - Gawthorpe Road, Burnley (Ightenhill)
Parish Priest :  St.Mary Magdalene Presbytery, Gawthorpe Road, Burnley  BB12 0JP
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1887-1935, M 1947-1954
  C 1947-1963, M 1956, M 1961-1963 
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1887-1935, at Burnley Library
  C 1935-1941, M 1901-1941, Confirmations 1915-1941, at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
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Brief History
  1883 A mission from St.Mary's (BUR.RC.01) in school-chapel
  1887 Became independent
  1904 A new church opened on Haslem Street
  1975 School moved to Wellfield Drive
  1977 Old school became derelict so was demolished
  1980 A new church opened on Gawthorpe Road - the Old church was demolished for building of the Calder Valley motorway
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see also 'A parish remembers: The story of St.Mary Magdalene's, Haslem Street, Gannow, Burnley, 1883-1978' by Joan Graham (1978)
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.06
Map references :  OS SD 828325
Name :  St.Teresa of the Infant Jesus
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Barracks Road, Burnley (Gannow)
Parish Priest :  see St.Mary Magdalene (BUR.RC.05)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1980 New church opened, served from St.Mary Magdalene
 
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.07
Map references :  OS SD 855308
Name :  Townley Chapel
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Townley Hall, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none 
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1706-1726, M 1705-1727, at Burnley Library
  C 1706-1727, M 1705-1727, at Colne Library as appendix to St.Mary's (BUR.RC.01)
  Congregation (names, ages & addresses) 1820 as appendix to St.Mary's (BUR.RC.01)
  C 1706-1726, M 1705-1727, on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
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Memorial Inscriptions
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Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
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Brief History
  1249 First reference to Chaplain of 'Tunlay'
          'Site of Chapel' in the grounds at back of Hall marked on old maps - No remains
  1456 Licence obtained for The Towneley Domestic Chapel
  1500 Built about this time by Sir John Towneley (1473-1541). He also rebuilt the Towneley Chantry in St.Peter's Church, Burnley (BUR.CE.15) where there are several memorials to the Towneley family. Local people attended Mass in the Towneley Hall Chapel as it was the only Catholic place of worship over a very wide area until the building of Burnley Wood Chapel (BUR.RC.01) in 1817
  1700 Chapel & Sacristy taken from the front of the Hall & re-erected in present position
  1872 The last marriage took place in the chapel
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.RC.08
Map references :   -
Name :  St.Thomas, Chapel of Ease
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  King Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Meadows)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  - 
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
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Brief History
  1877 School/Chapel in the Meadows area served from St.Mary's (BUR.RC.01)
  1895 Chapel of Ease built
     ?   Closed
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PC.01
Map references :  OS SD 815316
Name :  Public Cemetery
Denomination :  All
Address :  Cemetery Office, 93 Rossendale Road, Burnley BB11 5DD
Contact :  Burnley Borough Council
Telephone :  01282 664602
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Kept at the cemetery .. a computerised index is being made and there is a charge for information
  Records are kept of the names of the persons in each grave and who owns each grave
  Many Nonconformists from Burnley were buried at Wheatley Lane Inghamite Chapel (PEN.Ing.01)
Graveyard
  Very Large
Memorial Inscriptions
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Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
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Brief History
  1856 Opened when the church burial grounds were closed because they were full. There was also a Public Health Act passed about this time which closed many of the church burial grounds
  1890 Extended
  1924 Extended
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.Cre.01
Map references :  OS SD 812319
Name :  Crematorium
Denomination :  All
Address :  Accrington Road, Burnley
Cemetery Office - 93 Rossendale Road, Burnley BB11 5DD
Contact :  Burnley Borough Council
Telephone :  Cemetery & Crematorium Office - 01282 664602
Crematorium - 01282 664607
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  There are many small plaques in the grounds
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1958 Opened
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2002 LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch