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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"FRECKLETON, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county palatine Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Kirkham, and 8 N. of Preston. It is situated at the mouth of the river Ribble, on its northern bank, near Naze Point. The principal occupation of the people is in the manufacture of rope, twine, sail-cloth, and sacking. Here is a chapel-of-ease to the parish of Kirkham. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to that of Warton, in the diocese of Manchester. The Wesleyans have a chapel in the township, and there is a National school for both sexes."