Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for Penketh

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.


PENKETH, a township in Prescot parish, Lancashire; on the Sankey canal, the Warrington and Runcorn-Gap railway, and the river Mersey, at Fidler's ferry, 3½ miles W S W of Warrington. It has a station on the railway, a post-office under Warrington, a brewery, Quaker and Wesleyan chapels, and a national school. Acres, 1,048. Real property, £3,117. Pop. in 1851, 679; in 1861, 784. Houses, 141.

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



Society of Friends (Quakers)
Penketh, Society of Friends



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Penketh area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Penketh area is Warrington.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Penketh which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Penketh to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

In 1835 Penketh was a township in the parish of Prescot.

You can see the administrative areas in which Penketh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Penketh was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester 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.