Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Kearsley within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Kearsley.-- town, township, and eccl. dist., Deane par., SE. Lancashire, 4 miles SE. of Bolton-eccl. dist. (Kearsley Moor), pop. 2628; town and township, 997 ac., pop. 7253; P.O. at Kearsley Moor; has the Kearsley Paper Mills and large coal mines. At Kearsley Moss large quantities of bog oak have been found.