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Poulton with Fearnhead

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POULTON-WITH-FEARNHEAD, a township in Warrington parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles N E of Warrington r. station. Acres, 1, 233. Real property, £4,087. Pop., 672. Houses, 131. The church of Padgate chapelry, a Wesleyan chapel, and an endowed national school are here.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Warrington library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Poulton with Fearnhead area is Warrington.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"POULTON-WITH-FEARNHEAD, (or Padgate), a township in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 2½ miles N.E. of Warrington, its railway station and post town. The village, which is small, is situated on the old road from Warrington to Bolton, and is chiefly agricultural. The soil is in parts alluvial on sand, and in others clayey. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £120. The church, dedicated to Christ, is new, containing one bell. There is a National school for both sexes, which has an endowment. The Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics have each a place of worship. There is a Sunday-school."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"PADGATE, a village in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 2 miles from Warrington. It is situated near the river Mersey and the Lankey and Bridgwater canals, and has been recently formed into a separate ecclesiastical district. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £120, in the patronage of the Rector of Warrington. The church is a modern structure."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"FEARNHEAD, a township in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, county palatine Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Warrington. This is united with the township of Poulton."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Poulton with Fearnhead was a township in the parish of Warrington.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Poulton with Fearnhead 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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Societies

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