Fylde  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fylde like this:

FYLDE, a district in Lancashire; on the coast, N of the Ribble. It comprises the sub-district of Lytham, containing the parish of Lytham and the hamlet of Little Marton; the sub-district of Poulton-le-Fylde, containing the parish of Bispham, the townships of Poulton-le-Fylde, Hardhorn-with-Newton, Great and Little Carleton, Thornton-with-Fleetwood-on-Wyre, Great and Little Singleton, and the hamlet of Great Marton; and the sub-district of Kirkham, containing the townships of Kirkham, Freckleton, Warton, Elswick, Clifton-with-Salwick, Newton-with-Scales, Bryning-with-Kellamergh, Ribby-with-Wrea, Westby-with-Plumpton, Weeton-with-Preese, Greenalgh -with - Thistleton, Medlad with -Wesham, Little Eccleston-with-Larbreck, and Treals, Rose-acre, and Wharles. ...

Acres, 76, 397. Poor-rates in 1862, £7, 240. Pop. in 1851, 22, 002; in 1861, 25, 682. Houses, 4, 616. Marriages in 1860, 179; births, 831, -of which 83 were illegitimate; deaths, 491, -of which 163 were at ages under 5 years, and 17 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 574; births, 7, 475; deaths, 4, 499. The places of worship, in 1851, were 18 of the Church of England, with 8, 831 sittings; 8 of Independents, with, 2, 333 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 40 s.; 1 of Scotch Baptists, with 16 attendants; 2 of Quakers, with 50 s.; 9 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 1, 603 s.; 1 of Primitive Methodists, with 108 s.; 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 100 at.; and 5 of Roman Catholics, with 1, 186 s. The schools were 28 public day schools, with 2, 662 scholars; 39 private day schools, with 897 s.; 36 Sunday schools, with 2, 869 s.; and 4 evening schools for adults, with 86 s. The workhouse is in Kirkham.

Fylde through time

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fylde in Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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