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SINGLETON (Great and Little), a township-chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 2½ miles SE of Poulton r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of Great S., under Preston. Acres, 2,860; of which 225 are water. Real property, £4,192. Pop., 338. Houses, 57. S. Lodge and Grange Hall are chief residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £110. Patron, T. Miller, Esq. The church was built in 1861; and has a tower with lofty spire. There is a national school.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SINGLETON, a chapelry in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 13 miles N. of Preston, its post town, and 3 S.E. of Poulton railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on Wyre Water, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a clayey and marly nature. The chapelry includes the townships of Great and Little Singleton. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £110. The church, built in 1754, is dedicated to St. Anne. There are National schools for both sexes, also a place of worship for the Roman Catholics. T. Miller, Esq., of Preston, is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Singleton was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Singleton 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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