Pilling

Select map to view larger area
PILLING, a village and a town ship-chapelry in Garstang parish, Lancashire. The village stands near Lancaster bay, 6½ miles W of Scorton r. station, and 6½ N W by W of Garstang; and has a post-office under Preston. The chapelry comprises 8,017 acres. Real property, 6,850. Pop. in 1851, 1,281; in 1861, 1,388. Houses, 234. Much of the land is peat-moss; and large quantities of turf are cut. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 124.* Patrons, E. Hornby and J. Gardner, Esqs. The church was rebuilt in 1735. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a slightly endowed national school.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Fleetwood and Garstang libraries.

Cemeteries

Census

Details about the census records, and indexes for Pilling.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Pilling area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Pilling area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Pilling which are provided by:

Gazetteers

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

Historical Geography

In 1835 Pilling was a township in the parish of Garstang.

History

Maps

View maps of Pilling and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD403484 (Lat/Lon: 53.928273, -2.910693), Pilling which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Pilling 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.

Societies

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.