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Westby with Plumpton

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WESTBY-WITH-PLUMPTON, a township in Kirkham parish, Lancashire; 3 miles W of Kirkham. Acres, 3,426. Real property, £5,800. Pop., 601. Houses, 110. The manor belongs to Col. J. T. Clifton. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Kirkham library.

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Cemeteries

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Westby with Plumpton area is Blackpool & Fylde.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WESTBY-WITH-PLUMPTONS, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2½ miles W. of Kirkham."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"PLUMPTON, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 3 miles W. of Kirkham. It is situated near Fleetwood, and is joined to Westby. J. T. Clifton, Esq., is lord of the manor."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HIGHER BALLAM, a village in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the W. of Kirkham."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"MOSS-SIDE, a hamlet in the parish of Lytham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Lytham, and 6 S.W. of Kirkham. It is situated near the river Ribble's mouth. It is a station on the Lytham branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway."

N.B. The gazetteer is incorrect, Moss Side has never been in the parish of Lytham, it was in Kirkham parish.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Westby with Plumpton was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Westby with Plumpton 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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