Warton  Lancashire


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

WARTON, a township and a chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Ribble's estuary, 3 miles SW of Kirkham r. station; contains a scattered village of its own name; and has a postal wall-box, under Preston. Acres, 3,939; of which 2,405 are water. Real property, £2,960. ...

Pop., 446. Houses, 91. The chapelry includes also Freckleton township, and comprises 6,598 acres. Pop., 1,325. Houses, 279. The property is much subdivided. Cotton spinning and the manufacture of sacking, sail-cloth, and cordage, are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £350.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. There are two churches, both good. There are also two Methodist chapels and a national school.

Warton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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