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Bispham

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This is the Bispham in the parish of Croston. There is another Bispham north of Blackpool.

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BISPHAM, a township in Croston parish, Lancashire; near the river Douglas, 2 miles E of Rufford r. station, and 6 NE of Ormskirk. Acres, 926. Real property, £1,740. Pop., 277. Houses, 48. A free grammar school here, founded in 1692, has an income of £162.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Bispham area is West Lancashire.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BISPHAM, a township in the parish of Croston, hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the W. of Chorley. The river Douglas runs through it. There is a free grammar school, established and endowed by Richard Darning in 1675, the revenue of which amounts to £160 per annum."

"LEYTON, a township in the parish of Bispham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.W. of Poulton-le-Fylde. It is situated near the coast, and contains the village of Blackpool, which is resorted to in the summer as a bathing place."

"NORBRECK, a township in the parish of Bispham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Poulton-le-Fylde. It is joined with Bispham to form a township."

"WARBRICK, a township in the parish of Bispham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2½ miles S.W. of Poulton-le-Fylde. It is situated on the coast, and includes the village of Blackpool. It is joined with Layton."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Bispham was a township in the parish of Croston.

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Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Bispham was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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Societies

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