FRECKLETON, a township-chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; near Naze Point, on the estuary of the Ribble, 2½ miles SSE of Kirkham r. station, and 7½ W of Preston. It has a post office under Preston. Acres, 2,659; of which 885 are water. Pop., 879. Houses, 188. A manufacture of sacks and sailcloth, which had been extensively carried on, was recently discontinued. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the p. curacy of Warton, in the diocese of Manchester. The church was built in 1838. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a national school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
The following books contain useful information about the history of Freckleton and the surrounding area.
- The History of Freckleton by Peter Shakeshaft. ISBN I-85936-084-X
- The Quaker Burial Ground in Lower Lane, Freckleton, between Freckleton and Kirkham, has only one gravestone in it.
Details about the census records, and indexes for Freckleton.
|Society of Friends Graveyard, Freckleton|
|School Lane, Society of Friends, Freckleton|
The Register Office covering the Freckleton area is Blackpool & Fylde.
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"FRECKLETON, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county palatine Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Kirkham, and 8 N. of Preston. It is situated at the mouth of the river Ribble, on its northern bank, near Naze Point. The principal occupation of the people is in the manufacture of rope, twine, sail-cloth, and sacking. Here is a chapel-of-ease to the parish of Kirkham. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to that of Warton, in the diocese of Manchester. The Wesleyans have a chapel in the township, and there is a National school for both sexes."
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