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FULWOOD, a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the Lancaster and Preston railway, 1½ mile N of Preston. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Preston. Acres, 2,077. Real property, 6,218. Pop. in 1851, 1,748; in 1861, 2,313. Houses, 172. This was part of the ancient royal forest of Fulwood, now enclosed; and Preston race-ground was part of it. Extensive barracks are here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, not reported. Patron, the Vicar of L. The church is recent.

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 Fulwood.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Fulwood area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Fulwood was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.


View maps of Fulwood and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD545318 (Lat/Lon: 53.780527, -2.691988), Fulwood which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Fulwood 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.