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)


Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Kirkham and St. Annes libraries.



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.



Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Freckleton area is Blackpool & Fylde.


Description & Travel

Local information about the village of Freckleton.

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"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."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Freckleton was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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View maps of Freckleton and places within its boundaries.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Freckleton 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.



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.