Poulton le Fylde  Lancashire


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

POULTON-LE-FYLDE, a small town, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Fylde district, Lancashire. The town stands on the Preston and Wyre railway, at the junction of the branch to Blackpool, near the river Wyre, 5 miles S by E of Fleetwood; conducted commerceas a port on the Wyre, previous to the founding of Fleet-wood; is a seat of petty sessions and county courts, and a polling-place; and has a post-office‡ under Preston, a railway station with telegraph, a police station, a church, two dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a freeschool, a weekly corn-market on Monday, and fairs on 3 Feb., 13 April, and 3 Nov. ...

The church was rebuilt in 1751; retains a tower of the time of Charles I.; and contains tablets to the families of Brockholes, Hesketh, and Fleetwood. The township comprises 900 acres. Real property, £3, 798. Pop., 1, 141. Houses, 246. The manor belonged to Roger de Poictiers, and was given to Shrewsbury abbey. The parish contains also the townships of Hardhorn-with-Newton, Great and Little Carleton, and Thornton-with-Fleetwood-on-Wyre, and the hamlets of Great Marton and Little Marton; and includesa great extent of coast and foreshore. Acres, 20, 666. Real property, £39, 367; of which £200 are in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 7, 690; in 1861, 8, 665. Houses, 1, 418. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £257. Patron, the Rev.Hesketh. The p.curacies of Thornton, Fleetwood, and Marton are separate benefices. The sub-district excludes Little Martonhamlet, but includes Bispham parish and Singleton township. Acres, 29, 391. Pop. in 1851, 10, 415; in 1861, 12, 914. Houses, 2, 256.

Poulton le Fylde through time

Poulton le Fylde is now part of Wyre district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wyre has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Poulton le Fylde itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st July 2019

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