This is the Bispham in the parish of Croston. There is another Bispham north of Blackpool.
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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"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."
In 1835 Bispham was a township in the parish of Croston.
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