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Warton

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This is the Warton in the parish of Kirkham. There is also another Warton near Carnforth.

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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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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Kirkham and St Annes libraries.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Warton area is Blackpool & Fylde.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Warton 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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Societies

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