Lancashire Towns and Parishes

This list has been compiled using the townships in 1835, and parishes in 1837 named on the corresponding maps produced by the Friends of Lancashire Archives. In addition to this there are also the significant large towns which have appeared since then.

Select a letter from those below to go directly to towns and parishes starting with that letter.

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y

If the place that you require is not in this list, then you can search for it in the GENUKI gazetteer which will take you to the page for the larger area holding information about it:-

Abram
Accrington
Adlington
Aigburth *
Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
Ainsworth
Aintree
Aldcliffe
Aldingham
Alkrington
Allerton
Alston
Altcar
Altham
Ancoats *
Anderton
Angerton
Anglezarke
Ardwick
Arkholme with Cawood
Ashton on Ribble (Ashton, Lea, Cottam and Ingol)
Ashton-in-Makerfield
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton with Stodday
Ashworth
Aspull
Astley
Atherton
Aughton
Aughton (Halton) *
Bacup *
Balderstone
Bamber Bridge *
Barley with Wheatley Booth
Barnacre with Bonds
Barrow in Furness *
Barrowford Booth
Barton
Barton on Irwell
Bedford
Beswick
Bickerstaffe
Billinge
Billington
Bilsborrow
Birkdale
Birtle cum Bamford
Bispham with Norbreck (Blackpool)
Bispham (Croston)
Blackburn
Blackley
Blackpool *
Blackrod
Blatchinworth and Calderbrook
Blawith
Bleasdale
Bold
Bolton-le-Moors
Bolton-le-Sands
Boothstown *
Bootle and Linacre
Borwick
Bradford
Bradshaw
Breightmet
Bretherton
Briercliffe and Extwistle
Brindle
Broughton East
Broughton in Furness
Broughton (Preston)
Broughton (Salford)
Bryning with Kellamergh
Bulk
Burnage
Burnley
Burrow with Burrow
Burscough
Burtonwood
Bury
Butterworth
Cabus
Cantsfield
Carleton
Carnforth
Cartmel
Cartmel Fell
Castleton
Caton
Catterall
Chadderton
Charnock Richard
Chatburn
Cheetham
Childwall
Chipping
Chorley
Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Chorlton on Medlock
Church Kirk
Claife
Claughton (east of Lancaster)
Claughton (near Garstang)
Clayton le Dale
Clayton le Moors
Clayton le Woods
Cleveley
Clifton
Clifton with Salwick
Clitheroe
Cliviger
Cockerham
Cockersand Abbey
Colne
Colton
Coniston
Copp *
Coppull
Cowpe, Lench, Newhall Hey, Hall Carr
Croft with Southworth
Crompton
Cronton
Crosby *
Croston
Croxteth Park
Crumpsall
Cuerdale
Cuerden
Cuerdley
Culcheth
Dalton-in-Furness
Dalton (Burton in Kendal)
Dalton (Wigan)
Darcy Lever
Deane
Dendron *
Denton
Didsbury
Dilworth
Dinckley
Ditton
Down Litherland
Downham
Downholland
Droylsden
Dunnockshaw
Dutton
Duxbury
Eccles
Eccleshill
Eccleston
Eccleston (Prescot)
Edenfield *
Edge Hill *
Edgworth
Egton with Newland
Ellel
Ellenbrook *
Elston
Elswick
Elton
Entwistle
Euxton
Everton
Failsworth
Farington
Farleton
Farnworth (Deane)
Farnworth (Widnes)
Fazakerley
Fence *
Feniscowles *
Fishwick
Flixton
Fleetwood *
Formby
Forton
Foulridge
Freckleton
Fulwood
Garstang
Garston
Golborne
Goodshaw *
Goosnargh
Gorton
Great Crosby
Great Eccleston
Great Harwood
Great Heaton
Great Lever
Great and Little Marsden
Great Sankey
Greenhalgh
Gressingham
Grimsargh with Brockholes
Habergham Eaves
Haigh
Haighton
Hale
Halewood
Halliwell
Halsall
Halton
Hambleton
Hapton
Hardhorn with Newton
Harpurhey
Harwood
Haslingden
Haughton
Hawkshead and Monk Coniston with Skelwith
Haydock
Heap
Heapey
Heath Charnock
Heaton
Heaton Norris
Heaton with Oxcliffe
Henheads
Hesketh with Becconsall
Heskin
Heyhouses
Heysham
Heywood *
Higham with West Close Booth
Higher Booths
Hindley
Hoghton
Holcombe *
Holleth
Hollinfare *
Hollinwood *
Holme in Cliviger *
Hoole *
Hopwood *
Hornby
Horwich
Hothersall
Houghton Middleton and Arbury
Howick
Hulme
Huncoat
Hutton
Huyton with Roby
Ightenhill Park
Ince Blundell
Ince in Makerfield
Inskip with Sowerby
Ireby
Ireleth *
Kearsley
Kenyon
Kirkby
Kirkby Ireleth
Kirkdale
Kirkham
Kirkland
Kirkmanshulme
Knotty Ash *
Knowsley
Lancaster
Langho *
Larbreck with Little Eccleston
Lathom
Layton with Warbreck
Leagram
Leck
Lees *
Leigh
Levenshulme
Leyland
Lindale *
Little Bolton
Little Bowland
Little Crosby
Little Harwood
Little Heaton
Little Hoole
Little Hulton
Little Lever
Little Woolton
Littleborough *
Liverpool
Livesey
Longridge *
Longton
Longworth
Lostock
Lower Allithwaite
Lower Booths
Lower Darwen
Lower Holker
Lowick
Lowton
Lund *
Lunt
Lydiate *
Lytham
Maghull
Manchester
Mansriggs
Marton
Mawdesley
Mearley
Medlar with Wesham
Melling in Halsall
Melling in Lonsdale
Mellor
Middle Hulton
Middleton
Middleton (Lancaster)
Milnrow *
Mitton
Moss Side
Mossley
Moston
Much Hoole
Much Woolton
Musbury
Myerscough
Nateby
Nether Kellet
Nether Wyresdale
Netherton
Newchurch in Culcheth *
Newchurch in Pendle *
Newchurch in Rossendale
Newsham
Newton Heath
Newton in Makerfield
Newton with Scales
North Meols
Oldham
Old Laund
Openshaw
Ormskirk
Orrell (Wigan)
Orrell (Sefton)
Osbaldeston
Osmotherley
Oswaldtwistle
Out Rawcliffe
Over Darwen
Over Hulton
Over Kellet
Over Wyresdale
Overton
Padiham
Parbold
Parr
Pemberton
Pendlebury
Pendleton (near Clitheroe)
Pendleton (Salford)
Penketh
Pennington
Pennington in Furness
Penwortham
Pilkington
Pilling
Pilsworth
Pleasington
Poulton le Fylde
Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme (Poulton le Sands)
Poulton with Fearnhead
Preesall with Hackensall
Prescot
Preston
Prestwich
Priest Hutton
Quarlton
Quernmore
Radcliffe
Rainford
Rainhill
Rampside *
Ramsbottom *
Ramsgreave
Rawtenstall *
Read
Reddish
Reedley Hallows
Ribbleton
Ribby with Wrea
Ribchester
Ringley *
Rishton
Rivington
Rixton with Glazebrook
Rochdale
Roeburndale
Roughlee Booth
Royton
Rufford
Rumworth
Rusholme
St.Helens *
St.Michaels-on-Wyre
Salesbury
Salford
Samlesbury
Satterthwaite
Scarisbrick
Scotforth
Seaforth *
Seathwaite
Sefton
Sharples
Shaw *
Shevington
Shireshead *
Silverdale
Simonstone
Simonswood
Singleton
Skelmersdale
Skerton
Slyne with Hest
Southport *
Speke
Spotland
Stalmine with Stainall
Stalybridge
Stand *
Standish and Langtree
Staveley
Stretford
Subberthwaite
Sutton
Swinton *
Tarbock *
Tarleton
Tatham
Tatham Fells *
Thornham
Thornley with Wheatley
Thornton (Poulton le Fylde)
Thornton (Sefton)
Thurnham
Tockholes
Todmorden with Walsden
Tonge
Tonge with Haulgh *
Torver
Tottington Higher End
Tottington Lower End
Toxteth Park
Trawden
Treales, Wharles and Roseacre
Tunstall
Turton
Twiston
Tyldesley with Shakerley
Ulnes Walton
Ulverston
Unsworth *
Upholland
Upper Allithwaite
Upper Holker
Upper Rawcliffe
Urmston
Urswick
Walmersley
Walmsley *
Walney
Walton-le-Dale
Walton on the Hill
Wardle
Wardleworth
Warrington
Warton (Carnforth)
Warton (Kirkham)
Wavertree
Weeton with Preese
Welch Whittle
Wennington
Westby with Plumpton
West Derby
West Leigh
Westhoughton
Whalley
Wheatley Carr
Wheelton
Whiston
Whitechapel *
Whittingham
Whittington
Whittle le Woods
Whitworth *
Widnes
Wigan
Wilpshire
Windle
Winmarleigh
Winstanley
Winwick with Hulme
Wiswell
Withington
Withnell
Witton
Woodland *
Woodplumpton
Woolston and Martincroft
Worsley
Worsthorne with Hurstwood
Worston
Worthington
Wray with Botton
Wrightington
Yate with Pickup Bank
Yealand Conyers
Yealand Redmayne

* - The status of pages marked thus are under review. The list should consist of early 19th century parishes and townships, but when the initial list was created chapelries were also included. Many of these are still just tiny rural places without a town of any size around them. But due to population movements especially that due to the industrial revolution some are now significant well known places. Following the review the smaller places will no longer have their own distinct page, but the information they contain will be still available on the relevant civil parish/township page.