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Newton with Scales

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NEWTON, a township, conjoint with Scales, in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, and adjacent to the Preston and Wyre railway, 1¼ mile E S E of Kirkham. Acres, 1,525; of which 295 are water. Real property, £2,647. Pop., 286. Houses, 62. The property is subdivided. A blue-coat school, for maintaining, clothing, and educating poor native boys and girls, was founded here in 1707, by John Hornbie; was re-built in 1864; and has an endowed income of about £600.

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

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Newton with Scales area is Blackpool & Fylde.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SCALES, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.E. of Kirkham. It is in conjunction with Newton to form a township"

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"NEWTON-WITH-SCALES, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 1 mile S.E. of Kirkham, and 7 miles W. of Preston. It is a small straggling village, situated near the Fylde-road, from Kirkham to Preston. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. This township is in conjunction with Clifton-with-Salwivick. The inhabitants frequent the small chapel of Lund. There is a blue-coat school, founded in 1707 by John Hornby, for the maintenance, clothing, and education of boys of this township, the annual income of which now amounts to about £700."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Newton with Scales was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Newton with Scales 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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