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BISPHAM, a township and a parish in Fylde district, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Bispham-with-Norbreck; lies on the coast, and on the Blackpool railway, 1½ mile N of Blackpool; and has a post office of Bispham under Preston, and a r. station. Acres, 2,624; of which 985 are water. Real property, £3,307. Pop., 437. Houses, 88. The parish includes also the township of Layton-with-Warbreck: which contains the town of Blackpool and the village of Southshore. Acres, 5,865; of which 1,825 are water. Real property, £20,553. Pop., 4,344. Houses, 849. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value £235.* Patron, the Rev.Hesketh. The church is modern The chapelries of Blackpool and Southshore are separate benefices. There are an Independent chapel and a free school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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- Cavendish Road, Congregational
- Bethel Chapel, Red Bank Rd, Independent
- All Hallows, All Hallows Road, Church of England
- Beaufort Ave, Methodist
- Blackpool Community Church , Bispham Rd, Community Church
- St Bernadette, Devonshire Road, Roman Catholic
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In 1835 the parish of Bispham contained the townships of Bispham with Norbreck and Layton with Warbreck
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