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WHITTINGHAM, a township in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; 5 miles NNE of Preston. Acres, 4,322. Real property, £4,741. Pop., 583. Houses, 195. W. House is the seat of J. L. Harrison, Esq.; and Gleadale House, of H. B. Jones, Esq. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Whittingham area or see them printed on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Whittingham area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

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

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Whittingham 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.


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.