Ribby with Wrea

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RIBBY-WITH-WREA, a township and a chapelryin Kirkham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Wyre railway, at Wrea-Green r. station, 1¾ mile W by S of Kirkham; and contains the village of Wrea-Green, which has a wall-box for Kirkham pest-office, under Preston. Acres, 1,366. Real property, 2,832. Pop., 444. Houses, 87. The manor, with R. Hall, belongs to H. H. Hornby, Esq. The chapelry is more extensive than the township. Pop., 918. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 115. * Patron, the Vicar of Kirkham. The church was built in 1849. There are an endowed school and charities, with aggregately 148.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Kirkham library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Ribby with Wrea.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ribby with Wrea area is Blackpool & Fylde.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ribby with Wrea was a township in the parish of Kirkham.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ribby with Wrea 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.


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