Great Harwood – A One Place Study

This site is a One Place Study for the town of Great Harwood in Lancashire, England. The material in these pages has been gathered over the course of the last quarter of a century and covers many different type of documents. These will be of interest to those researching family history, local history and also to those just wishing to know more about their home town or the home of their ancestors.

In addition to the documents presented here research into the people who lived here and the places they built will be added as projects are completed.

There have been several published histories of the town, some of which are now out of print, but some, such as the pages on the town in the Victoria County History, are online. In the about Great Harwood section of the site (in progress!) there will be a summary of the findings of the major researchers, and basic information relating to the town. There will also be a list of sources for further reading.

The site is free to use, but please name the source if you do use any of the information found in these pages. There are of course costs associated with obtaining the records and the maintenance of this site; if you would like to contribute either time or a monetary donation please contact us.

New material is always welcome; if you think you have anything to add please contact us at