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PLUMPTON-WOOD, a village and a parochial chapelry in St. Michael-on-Wyre parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancaster and Preston canal, 1¼ mile S W of Barton r. station, and 4¼ N W by N of Preston. The chapelry also contains the hamlets of Catforth, Eaves, Higher Plumpton, and Lower Bartle; and its post town is Preston. Acres, 4,722. Real property, £9,516. Pop. in 1851, 1,574; in 1861, 1,462. Houses, 292. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Birley, Esq. P.-W. House, P.-W. Lodge, Swilbrook House, Barnfield House, Hollowforth, and Bartle Hall are chief residences. Extensive tile and drain-pipeworks are at Eaves and Catforth. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £175.* Patron, the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. The church is ancient, and was modernised in 1852. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, an endowed school with £23 a year, a small workhouse, and charities £24.

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

  • "WOODPLUMPTON, a chapelry in the parish of St. Michael-on-Wyre, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Preston, its post town, and 3 S.W. of Garstang. It is situated on the line of the Lancaster railway and canal, near the river Wyre, the mouth of which forms a harbour. The union poorhouse is situated here. The village, which is considerable, contains many new houses. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £140, in the patronage of the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. The parochial charities produce about £37 per annum, of which £23 goes to Catforth school.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Woodplumpton was a township in the parish of St. Michaels on Wyre.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Woodplumpton 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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