> > >Map of Moss Hall and Moorhead (1848)

Map of Moss Hall and Moorhead 1848

Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of
Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

The above map shows the location for Moss Hall and Moorhead.

> > >Moorhead Farm

Moorhead Farm

Moorhead was a farm, now the site of Moorhead secondary school.

Family members who lived there were :-
George Rawcliffe born 27 Sep 1837, and Thomas RAWCLIFFE born 15 Mar 1839 at Moorhead.
Their parents' were Richard and Gilliana Rawcliffe married 1831.

> > > Map of Ponthalgh (1848)

Map of Ponthalgh 1848

Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of
Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

Ponthalgh is shown at the top left corner of the map (above the large letter C)
St James Church is located at middle left half of map.
John Huddleston's (born 1826) family, were located in Church Lane, Church

Ponthalgh, Church

(See map at top of this page)

Omerod Sudall (descendant of the Sudall's at Hillhouse Farm, Huncoat) lived here according to the 1881 Census return, as did George Haworth at the same time.

The farm may also be referred to as Ponthalgh, Plowtalgh, Powtehalgh, and later Park Farm. This homestead is mainly associated with the Rishton family who occupied the homestead from the 15th to 17th century. The Rishtons finally left Ponthalgh for Preston, as a result of supporting the King during the English Civil War. In 1659 Ponthalgh was sold to the Walmesley's.

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> > > Moss Hall

(See map at top of this page)

Sometimes seen (due to calligraphy) in the records as, Moyes or Mofe Hall. Moss Hall was an old farmstead with mullion windows. The farmstead was in use from at least the 17th century until 1930 when it was demolished and the present day estate was built. The Whalley family lived in this farmstead for most of the 18th century.

James and Isabel Rawcliffe were resident here, when Edmund Rawcliffe was born 21 May 1814.

Further details about Moss hall can be found at this site:-
http://www.the-hurds.com/genealog/places_to_identify/mofe_hall.html


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