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HUTTON, a township with a village in Penwortham parish, Lancashire; near the river Ribble, 3½ miles SW by W of Preston. Acres, 2,683; of which 760 are water. Real property, £3,780. Pop., 461. Houses, 85. Hutton Hall is the seat of L. Rawstorne, Esq. Bricks and tiles are made. There is a free grammar school.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Leyland library.




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Hutton area is Preston and South Ribble


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "HUTTON, a township in the parish of Penwortham, hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 3½ miles S.W. of Preston. It is situated not far from the Ribble, on the old road from Liverpool to Preston. The village is wholly agricultural. The township contains 1,923 acres, of which more than one-third is marsh and water. Bricks and draining tiles are made here. In this township is situated the Hutton free grammar school. The principal residences are Hutton Hall and Penwortham Priory."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Hutton was a township in the parish of Penwortham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Hutton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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