Years of collecting information from many different sources has resulted in Great Harwood History Society possessing a unique collection of material relating to the town.

Major sources of information have already been added to this site and it is hoped and intended that as much of the material contained in the following list will be added in time.

START YEAR ITEM FORMAT SOURCE
DDLX 19 Catlogue of Lomax documents deposited at Lancashire Archive Images Lancashire Archives
Trappes-Lomax papers Various JM Trappes-Lomax.
1289 DDHE 18 -5 Partition of Great Harwood Manor Image. Latin. Lancashire Archives
1324 DDN 1 – 22 Early manorial document Image. Latin. Lancashire Archives
1491 DDHE 57 – 8 Way through the Park Image. Latin. Transcription Lancashire Archives
1519 DDHE 18 -18 Duckworth lease of Martholme Transcription Lancashire Archives
1562 DDHE 18 – 19 Mercer Lease Transcription Lancashire Archives
1565 DDHE 18 – 21 Duckworth Lease Leashes Transcription Lancashire Archives
1594 DDKE 2 – 15 – 1 InquisItion Thromingmore Lane Images. Transciption. Lancashire Archives
1600 DL 4-43-1 Duchy Court Hesketh v. Nowell and Cuncliffe Images. National Archives
1602 DDKE 5 – 4 Robert Hesketh case deferred Transcription Lancashire Archives
1602 DDKE acc 7840 HMC 12 Letter to Christopher Cunliffe Images. Transciption. Lancashire Archives
1603 DDKE 2 – 15 – 2 Stopping of King’s Highway Images. Transciption. Lancashire Archives
1605 DDHE 55 – 1 Passage to the Coal Pit Images. Transciption. Lancashire Archives
1608 DDHE 18 – 28 Thrinning Moor Leanes Images. Transciption. Lancashire Archives
1642 DDHE 18 – 42 Mercer Lease Transcription Lancashire Archives
1660 Lay Subsidy Images. Transciption. National Archives
1662 L1-47-3 Rental – Blackburn Court Roll Images. Manchester Archives
1666 Hearth Tax Paper copy. (As per L Pollard transcription.) National Archives.
1670 DDHE 18 – 49 Mercer Lease Tan House Paper copy. (As per L Pollard transcription.) Lancashire Archives
1695 DDHE 113 – 18 Martholme lease Image and transcription Lancashire Archives
1714 DDHE 76 – 1 Lease – Cook Image of cover Lancashire Archives
1718 DDHE 76 – 2 Lease – Proctor Images Lancashire Archives
1720 DDHE 76 – 3 Lease – Hall Images Lancashire Archives
1726 DDHE 76 – 4 Lease of Squires Farm to Mercer Transcription Lancashire Archives
1728 DDLX 12 – 7 Note book of leases Images. Spreadsheet transcription. Lancashire Archives
1733 DDHE 64 – 16a Boundaries of Billington and Great Harwood Transcription Lancashire Archives
1735 L1-35-5 Survey of estate of Thomas Hesketh c 1735 Images. Access database transcription. Manchester Archives
1742 DDHE 76 – 16 Lease of Dobsons to Aspden Transcription Lancashire Archives
1754 DDHE 113 – 20 Nowell bargain and sale 1754 Transcription Lancashire Archives
1755 PR 153 Overseers of the poor 1755 – 1790 and 1820-21 Images. Partly transcribed. Lancashire Archives
1762 DDHE 75 – 6 Enclosure Copy of map. Images. Spreadsheet transcription. Lancashire Archives
1762 PR 162 Window Tax 1762 and 1782 Transcription Lancashire Archives
1763 Robert Hindle lease of lands enclosed from the moor Document. Transcription. GHHS from eBay.
1764 DDLX 9 – 1 Great Harwood and Harwood Moor. Lease register. Spreadsheet transcription Lancashire Archives
1765 DDF 965 Nowell Survey Images. Spreadsheet transcription. Lancashire Archives
1767 DDLX 19 – 143a Nowell mortgage of Park Tenement Transcription Lancashire Archives
1782 Higher Butts Lease and Release Transcription Civic Society
1782 QDL 1782 B 37 Land Tax Transcription Lancashire Archives
1786 DDLX 4 – 34 Lomax and Hesketh mines Transcription Lancashire Archives
1788 DDLX 4 – 36 Hesketh mine 1788 Transcription Lancashire Archives
1796 Trappes-Lomax maps 1796 – 1890 Images. JM Trappes-Lomax.
1799 DDHE 68 – 1 Plan of coals purchased Transcription Lancashire Archives
1800 QDL 1800 B 37 Land Tax Transcription Lancashire Archives
1801 QAR 7-2-25 Great Harwood Bridges Transcription Lancashire Archives
1803 DDLX 1755 – 1 Sale Paper. Lancashire Archives
1805 DDLX Dog and Otter Transcription Lancashire Archives
1805 PR 165 Survey of the Higher Town Images Lancashire Archives
1815 Chapel Row deed transcripts Plans and transcriptions.
1817 DDLX 1 -1 Trappes Lomax rent ledger 1817 – 1847 Images. Index. Lancashire Archives
1817 DDLX 19 – 416a Deeds relating to Park Tenement Transcription Lancashire Archives
1840 DDLX 15 – 1 Survey of Great Harwood. Tenants and tenements. Images. Lancashire Archives
1849 DDLX 1 – 3 Clayton estate rentals 1849 – 1889 Images.. Lancashire Archives
1851 DDLX 8 – 16 Churchfield House Abstract. Lancashire Archives
1853 DDX 2485 Plough Farm Plan. Documents and transcription. GHHS from eBay.
1863 UDGh/1/1 Local Board of Health Minutes Images Lancashire Archives
1867 DDLX 1 – 4 Alspring Estate lease register 1867 – 1889 Images. Spreadsheet transcription. Lancashire Archives
1878 Princess Street lease to Ann and Alice Taylor Document. Transcription. GHHS from eBay.
1885 DDLX 8 – 28 Town Field and Dugdales Farm Abstract. Lancashire Archives
1895 DDLX 8 – 36 Windsor Road Recreational Ground Abstract. Lancashire Archives
1897 Alsprings Estate Farm Rents 1897 – 1966 Images. Transciption. Lambert/Trappes Lomax
1897 Alsprings Estate Ground Rents 1897 – 1941 Images Lambert/Trappes Lomax
1897 Clayton Estate Farm Rent ledger 1897 – 1965 Images. Transciption. Lambert/Trappes Lomax
1897 Clayton Estate Ground Rent ledger 1897 – 1942 Images Lambert/Trappes Lomax
1899 Lease for bottom terrace Moss Street. Paper.
1910 Kenyon Rushton Hoyle lease Rushton Street/Blackburn Road Images.
1915 Notice of General Meeting, Gt. Harwood Union Mill Building Co. at Walmesley. GHHS from eBay.
1920 Sale Particulars. Paper. JM Trappes-Lomax.
1920 Haydock, Milton will. Paper.
1925 Clayton Hall Sale. Details of lots sold in Clayton and Great Harwood. Images.
1926 Vesting Deed. Allsprings. Paper. JM Trappes-Lomax.
1930 1930s – 1950s Trade Directory Adverts.
1936 Stanerwick – Ribble, Althams Excursion Timetables and prices. Paper. GHHS from eBay.
1937 Assent. Churchfield House to UDC.
1946 Constitution and Rules of Polish Hostel. (Alsprings House.) Paper. John Morton
1946 Rules Great Harwood Ex-Service Men’s Memorial Club Ltd. Paper. John Morton
1958 DDX 1101-74-21 Massey papers Dog and Otter
1970 Great Harwood UDC Year Book
1971 Ribble – Great Harwood Timetable.