Ashton on Ribble

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ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE, a chapelry in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, adjacent to the Wyre and Preston railway, 2 miles W of Preston. It consists of the townships of Lea, Ashton, Ingol, and Cottam. Post Town, Preston. Acres, 3,522; of which 175 are water. Real property, 9,883. Pop., 911. Houses, 176. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 106. The church was built in 1836. There are a Roman Catholic chapel and a free school.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Ashton, Lea, Cottam and Ingol.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ashton on Ribble area is Preston and South Ribble

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ashton, Lea, Cottam and Ingol was a township in the parish of Preston.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ashton on Ribble was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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