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Ashton on Ribble

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"ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE, a chapelry in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, adjacent to the Wyre and Preston railway, 2 miles W of Preston. It consists of the townships of Lea, Ashton, Ingol, and Cottam. Post Town, Preston. Acres, 3,522; of which 175 are water. Real property, £9,883. Pop., 911. Houses, 176. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £106. The church was built in 1836. There are a Roman Catholic chapel and a free school."

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

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ashton on Ribble area is Preston and South Ribble

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ASHTON ON RIBBLE, a township in the parish of Preston, and hundred of Amounderness in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the W. of Preston. It is united with the township of Lea. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £106, in the patronage of the Vicar of Preston. Ashton Bank is the principal residence."

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  • "COTTAM, a hamlet in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, in the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles N.W. of Preston. It is united to the township of Lea. The Roman Catholics have a chapel and school. W. A. Cross, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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  • "INGOL AND COTTAM, a hamlet in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles N. of Preston. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The hamlet of Cottam consists of a few scattered houses. There are a Roman Catholic chapel and a school."

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  • "LEA, a township in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Preston. It is a station on the Preston and Wyre railway. There is an endowed free school with £75 per annum. The Roman Catholics have a chapel. It is joined with Ashton, Ingol, and Cottam."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ashton, Lea, Cottam and Ingol was a township in the parish of Preston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ashton on Ribble 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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