The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"SINGLETON, a chapelry in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 13 miles N. of Preston, its post town, and 3 S.E. of Poulton railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on Wyre Water, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a clayey and marly nature. The chapelry includes the townships of Great and Little Singleton. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £110. The church, built in 1754, is dedicated to St. Anne. There are National schools for both sexes, also a place of worship for the Roman Catholics. T. Miller, Esq., of Preston, is lord of the manor."