Warton

This is the Warton in the parish of Kirkham. There is also another Warton near Carnforth.

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WARTON, a township and a chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Ribble's estuary, 3 miles SW of Kirkham r. station; contains a scattered village of its own name; and has a postal wall-box, under Preston. Acres, 3,939; of which 2,405 are water. Real property, 2,960. Pop., 446. Houses, 91. The chapelry includes also Freckleton township, and comprises 6,598 acres. Pop., 1,325. Houses, 279. The property is much subdivided. Cotton spinning and the manufacture of sacking, sail-cloth, and cordage, are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 350.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. There are two churches, both good. There are also two Methodist chapels and a national school.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Kirkham and St Annes libraries.

Cemeteries

Census

Details about the census records, and indexes for Warton.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Warton area is Blackpool & Fylde.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

Maps

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A modern map showing Warton in relation to other places in the Fylde.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Warton 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

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