Place:


Longton  Lancashire

 

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

LONGTON, a village, a township-chapelry, and a subdistrict, in Preston district, Lancashire. The village stands adjacent to the head of the Ribble's estuary, 3½ miles W of Preston-Junction r. station, and 5 SW of Preston; is about 2 miles long; and has a post office under Preston.—The chapelry comprises 3,132 acres of land, and 560 of water; and is in Penwortham parish. ...


Real property, £6,784. Pop., 1,637. Houses, 310. The property is much subdivided. Malting is largely carried on; and there are two breweries. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £190. Patron, L. Rawstorne, Esq. The church was built in 1770, and is a good brick structure. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a free grammar school, and charities £29.—The sub-district comprises the parishes of Penwortham and Hoole. Acres, 14,240. Pop., 6,620. Houses, 1,204.

Longton through time

Longton is now part of South Ribble district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Ribble has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Longton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10643

Date accessed: 29th March 2017


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