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Layton with Warbreck

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Layton with Warbreck has now been swallowed up by Blackpool, which grew into a large town by the end of the 19th century.

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LAYTON-WITH-WARBRECK, a township in Bispham parish, Lancashire; on the coast and on the Blackpool railway, 2½ miles SW of Poulton-le-Fylde. It contains the town of Blackpool. Acres, 3,241; of which 840 are water. Real property, £17,246; of which £150 are in gas works. Pop. in 1851, 2,564; in 1861, 3,907. Houses, 761. The manor belongs to J. T. Clifton, Esq. Knowle is the seat of Lord Edward F. Howard.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Blackpool library.

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Cemeteries

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Layton with Warbreck area is Blackpool & Fylde.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"LAYTON-WITH-WARBRICK, a township in the parish of Bispham, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.W. of Poulton-le-Fylde. It is situated near the coast, and contains the village of Blackpool, which is much resorted to in the season as a bathing-place. Two schools are supported by subscription."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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 Layton with Warbreck was a township in the parish of Bispham. It is now better known as Blackpool.

You can see the administrative areas in which Layton with Warbreck has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD318356 (Lat/Lon: 53.81206, -3.03713), Layton with Warbreck which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Layton with Warbreck 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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Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.