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Medlar with Wesham

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MEDLAR-WITH-WESHAM, a township in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; around Kirkham r. station, from ½ a mile to 2½ miles N of Kirkham. It has a postal letterbox, at the r. station, under Preston; and has there also a hotel. Acres, 1,971. Real property, £3,441. Pop. in 1851, 170; in 1861, 563. Houses, 101. The increase of pop. arose from additional employment in cotton mills. The manor, with Mowbreck Hall, belongs to J. T. Fazakerley-Westby, Esq. The Hall is a fine old edifice of red brick, castellated with stone; and contains a domestic Roman Catholic chapel. A large school, used also as a lecture hall, and belonging to the Independents, was built at Wesham in 1864.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Kirkham library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Medlar with Wesham area is Blackpool & Fylde.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WESHAM, a township in the parish of Kirkham, county Lancaster, 1 mile N.W. of Kirkham, its post town and railway station. It is situated near the river Ribble and the Lancaster canal, and is joined with Medlar."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"MEDLAR WITH WESHAM, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2½ miles N. by W. of Kirkham, which station is situated in this township. The houses are irregularly built. There is a large cotton mill and weaving shed, employing a great number of the inhabitants. Mowbreck Hall is the principal residence."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Medlar with Wesham was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Medlar with Wesham 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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Maps

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View maps of Wesham and places within its boundaries.

A map of Wesham around 1890.

View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD416347 (Lat/Lon: 53.805328, -2.887527), Medlar with Wesham which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

The Workhouse site has an interesting description of Fylde workhouse.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Medlar with Wesham 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.