Singleton

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SINGLETON (Great and Little), a township-chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 2½ miles SE of Poulton r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of Great S., under Preston. Acres, 2,860; of which 225 are water. Real property, 4,192. Pop., 338. Houses, 57. S. Lodge and Grange Hall are chief residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 110. Patron, T. Miller, Esq. The church was built in 1861; and has a tower with lofty spire. There is a national school.

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

Archives and libraries

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Census

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Singleton was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Singleton 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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