WARTON, a township and a chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Ribble's estuary, 3 miles SW of Kirkham r. station; contains a scattered village of its own name; and has a postal wall-box, under Preston. Acres, 3,939; of which 2,405 are water. Real property, £2,960. Pop., 446. Houses, 91. The chapelry includes also Freckleton township, and comprises 6,598 acres. Pop., 1,325. Houses, 279. The property is much subdivided. Cotton spinning and the manufacture of sacking, sail-cloth, and cordage, are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £350.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. There are two churches, both good. There are also two Methodist chapels and a national school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"WARTON, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 3 miles E. of Lytham, and 2 S.W. of Kirkham, its post town. It is a station on the Lytham branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. The village is situated on the river Ribble. There area new dock and embankment being made. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Freckleton, in the diocese of Manchester, value £350, in the patronage of Christ Church, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Paul, was erected in 1724. The parochial charities produce about £104, which go to a school."
In 1835 Warton was a township in the parish of Kirkham.
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