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Greenhalgh with Thistleton

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GREENALGH (or GREENHALGH) WITH THISTLETON, a township in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; gear the Fleetwood railway, 3 miles NW of Kirkham. It includes Esprick hamlet; and has ruins of a castle, said to have been built by the first Earl of Derby, and seeming to have comprised seven or eight towers of much height and strength. (This is incorrect, Greenhalgh Castle was near Garstang.) Acres, 1,821. Real property, £4,082. Pop., 383. Houses, 75. There is an Independent chapel.

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


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Congregational / Independent
Ebenezer Congregational, Greenhalgh

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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ESPRICK, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkham, township of Greenhalgh, county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Kirkham."

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  • "GREENHALGH-WITH-THISTLETON, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county palatine Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Kirkham, its post town, and 4 S.E. of Poulton-le-Fylde. The Preston and Fleetwood branch line of railway passes in the vicinity. The township includes the hamlet of Esprick. A castle belonging to the Stanleys once stood here, of which there are some remains. (This is incorrect, Greenhalgh Castle was near Garstang.) The people are employed in agriculture. The Independents have a chapel."

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  • "THISTLETON, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Kirkham. It is joined with Greenhalgh to form a township."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Greenhalgh 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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