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Ribby with Wrea

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RIBBY-WITH-WREA, a township and a chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Wyre railway, at Wrea-Green r. station, 1¾ mile W by S of Kirkham; and contains the village of Wrea-Green, which has a wall-box for Kirkham post-office, under Preston. Acres, 1,366. Real property, £2,832. Pop., 444. Houses, 87. The manor, with R. Hall, belongs to H. H. Hornby, Esq. The chapelry is more extensive than the township. Pop., 918. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £115. * Patron, the Vicar of Kirkham. The church was built in 1849. There are an endowed school and charities, with aggregately £148.

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


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "RIBBY-WITH-WREA, a township and chapelry in the parish of Kirkham, its post town, county Lancaster. It is a station on the Lytham branch of the Preston and Wyre railway. The village is small, and chiefly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £90, in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkham. The church was erected in 1848. There is a free school, with an endowment of £90, bequeathed by Nicholas Sharples in 1716."

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  • "WREA, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.W. of Kirkham."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ribby with Wrea was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ribby with Wrea 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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