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Poulton with Fearnhead

POULTON-WITH-FEARNHEAD, a township in Warrington parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles N E of Warrington r. station. Acres, 1, 233. Real property, £4,087. Pop., 672. Houses, 131. The church of Padgate chapelry, a Wesleyan chapel, and an endowed national school are here.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Warrington library.


  • Christ Church, Padgate, Poulton with Fearnhead, Church of England


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Fernhead 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 Poulton with Fearnhead area is Warrington.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Poulton with Fearnhead was a township in the parish of Warrington.

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


View maps of Fernhead and places within its boundaries.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ633906 (Lat/Lon: 53.410917, -2.553586), Fernhead which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Poulton with Fearnhead 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.