Place:Lancashire, England

NameLancashire
Alt namesLANsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Lancastersource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 500
Lancssource: Wikipedia
Lancastershiresource: misspelling
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates53.7°N 2.667°W
Located inEngland
See alsoCumbria, Englandmodern county to which an area of Lancashire was transferred in 1974
Greater Manchester, Englandmodern metropolitan county to which an area of Lancashire was transferred in 1974
Merseyside, Englandmodern metropolitan county to which an area of Lancashire was transferred in 1974
Cheshire, Englandcounty to which an area of Lancashire was transferred in 1974
Contained Places
Ancient parish
Bispham (West Lancashire)
Bispham-with-Norbreck
Blackburn ( 300 - )
Bolton-le-Moors ( - 1974 )
Bolton-le-Sands
Brindle
Bury ( - 1974 )
Chipping
Chorley
Cockerham
Croston
Eccleston (near Chorley) ( - 1974 )
Garstang
Great Mitton
Hoole
Kirkham
Lancaster
Leyland
Lytham
Penwortham
Poulton-le-Fylde
Preston ( 1179 - )
Prestwich-cum-Oldham ( - 1974 )
Ribchester
Rufford
Saint Michael's on Wyre
Standish-with-Langtree ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tarleton
Thornham (near Middleton) ( - 1974 )
Walton ( - 1974 )
Whalley
Whittington
Winwick ( - 1974 )
Area
The Holme
Borough
Barrow-in-Furness ( 1867 - 1974 )
Bootle ( 1842 - 1974 )
Heywood ( - 1974 )
Morecambe
Nelson
Rawtenstall
Southport ( - 1974 )
St Helens ( - 1974 )
Warrington ( - 1974 )
Widnes ( - 1974 )
Borough (county)
Blackburn ( 300 - )
Blackpool
Bolton ( 1842 - 1974 )
Burnley ( 1500 - )
Bury ( - 1974 )
Lancaster
Liverpool ( - 1974 )
Manchester ( - 1974 )
Oldham ( 1849 - 1974 )
Preston ( 1179 - )
Rochdale ( 1856 - 1974 )
Salford ( - 1974 )
Wigan ( 1246 - 1974 )
Borough (metropolitan)
Bolton ( 1842 - 1974 )
Burnley ( 1500 - )
Liverpool ( - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Accrington
Ashton-under-Lyne ( 1000 - 1974 )
Bacup
Chorley
Clitheroe
Colne
Eccles ( - 1974 )
Farnworth (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Fleetwood
Haslingden
Leigh ( - 1974 )
Lytham St Annes
Middleton (Greater Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Prestwich ( - 1974 )
Radcliffe ( - 1974 )
Swinton and Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Todmorden ( - 1888 )
City district
Anfield ( - 1974 )
Birtenshaw ( - 1974 )
Blackley ( - 1974 )
Childwall ( - 1974 )
Crumpsall ( - 1974 )
Didsbury ( - 1974 )
Edge Hill ( - 1974 )
Everton ( - 1974 )
Exchange ( - 1974 )
Garston ( - 1974 )
Kirkdale ( - 1974 )
Ordsall-in-Salford ( - 1974 )
Scotland ( - 1974 )
Toxteth Park ( - 1974 )
Wavertree ( - 1974 )
West Derby ( - 1974 )
Civil parish
Aighton Bailey and Chaigley
Ainsworth ( - 1974 )
Aintree ( - 1974 )
Aldcliffe
Allithwaite ( - 1974 )
Alt ( - 1974 )
Altcar
Altham
Anderton
Angerton ( - 1974 )
Anglezarke
Arkholme-with-Cawood
Ashton-with-Stodday
Askam and Ireleth ( - 1974 )
Aughton (near Ormskirk)
Balderstone
Bardsley ( - 1974 )
Barley-with-Wheatley-Booth
Barnacre-with-Bonds
Barnoldswick ( 1974 - )
Barton (near Preston)
Barton Moss ( 1894 - 1933 )
Bashall-Eaves ( 1974 - )
Bickerstaffe
Billinge Chapel End ( - 1974 )
Billinge Higher End ( - 1974 )
Billington
Bilsborrow
Birtle-cum-Bamford ( - 1974 )
Bispham (West Lancashire)
Bispham-with-Norbreck
Blacko
Blawith and Subberthwaite ( - 1974 )
Bleasdale
Bold ( - 1974 )
Bolton-by-Bowland ( 1974 - )
Bolton-le-Moors ( - 1974 )
Bolton-le-Sands
Borwick
Bowland with Leagram ( - 1935 )
Bracewell and Brogden ( 1974 - )
Bracewell ( 1974 - )
Breightmet ( - 1974 )
Briercliffe
Brindle
Broughton (near Preston)
Brunshaw
Bryning-with-Kellamergh
Bryning-with-Warton
Bulk
Burrow-with-Burrow
Burtonwood ( - 1974 )
Cabus
Cantsfield
Carleton
Caton
Catterall
Chatburn
Chipping
Claughton (near Garstang)
Claughton (near Hornby)
Clayton-le-Dale
Cleveley
Clifton (near Eccles) ( - 1933 )
Clifton-with-Salwick
Cliviger
Clock Face ( - 1974 )
Cockerham
Coppull
Croft ( - 1933 )
Cronton ( - 1974 )
Crossbank ( - 1974 )
Cuerdale
Cuerden
Cuerdley ( - 1974 )
Culcheth ( - 1974 )
Dalton (near Wigan)
Darcy-Lever ( - 1974 )
Davyhulme ( - 1974 )
Deane ( - 1974 )
Dinckley
Downham
Downholland
Dunnockshaw
Dutton
Easington (Bowland Forest) ( 1974 - )
Eccleshill
Eccleston (St Helens) ( - 1974 )
Eccleston (near Chorley) ( - 1974 )
Ellel
Elston
Elswick
Euxton
Farington
Forton
Foulridge
Garstang
Garswood ( - 1974 )
Gisburn Forest ( 1974 - )
Gisburn ( 1974 - )
Glazebury ( - 1974 )
Golborne ( - 1974 )
Goldshaw Booth
Goosnargh
Great Eccleston
Great Lever ( - 1974 )
Great Mitton ( 1974 - )
Great Sankey ( - 1974 )
Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton
Gressingham
Grimsargh with Brockholes
Grimsargh
Grindleton ( 1974 - )
Habergham-Eaves
Haighton
Hale (near Widnes) ( - 1974 )
Halliwell ( - 1974 )
Halsall
Halton-with-Aughton
Hambleton
Hapton
Hardhorn-with-Newton
Hartshead ( - 1974 )
Hawkshead ( - 1974 )
Haydock ( - 1974 )
Heapey
Heath Charnock
Heaton (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Heaton-with-Oxcliffe
Hesketh with Becconsall
Heskin
High Bowland Forest ( 1974 - )
Hoghton
Hornby-with-Farleton
Horton (near Gisburn) ( 1974 - )
Hothersall
Houghton Middleton and Arbury ( - 1974 )
Howick
Huncoat
Hurst ( - 1974 )
Hutton
Ightenhill
Ince Blundell ( - 1974 )
Inskip-with-Sowerby
Ireby
Kenyon ( - 1974 )
Kirkland
Knowsley (village) ( - 1974 )
Layton-with-Warbreck
Lea Town
Leagram ( - 1935 )
Leck
Little Bowland ( - 1935 )
Little Eccleston-with-Larbreck
Little Hoole
Little Mitton ( 1935 - )
Little Moss ( - 1974 )
Livesey
Longton
Low Bowland Forest ( 1974 - )
Lunt ( - 1974 )
Lydiate ( - 1974 )
Maghull ( - 1974 )
Marton
Mearley
Medlar-with-Wesham
Melling (near Maghull) ( - 1974 )
Melling-with-Wrayton
Mellor
Middleton (near Lancaster)
Middop ( 1974 - )
Moss Side (South Ribble)
Mossley ( - 1974 )
Much Hoole
Myerscough
Nateby
Nether Kellet
Nether Wyresdale
Newsholme (near Gisburn) ( 1974 - )
Newton-in-Bowland ( 1974 - )
Newton-with-Clifton
Newton-with-Scales
North Meols
North Turton
Northtown
Old Laund Booth
Orrell and Ford ( - 1974 )
Osbaldeston
Out Rawcliffe
Outwood ( - 1974 )
Over Hulton ( - 1974 )
Over Kellet
Over Wyresdale
Overton
Parr ( - 1974 )
Paythorne ( 1974 - )
Pendleton (Ribble Valley)
Penketh ( - 1974 )
Penwortham
Pilling
Pleasington
Poulton-le-Sands Bare and Torrisholme
Poulton-with-Fearnhead ( - 1974 )
Priest Hutton
Quernmore
Ramsgreave
Reddish ( - 1901 )
Reedley Hallows
Ribbleton
Ribby-with-Wrea
Ribchester
Rimington ( 1974 - )
Rivington
Rixton-with-Glazebrook ( - 1974 )
Roeburndale
Roughlee Booth
Rufford
Sabden
Salesbury
Salterforth ( 1974 - )
Sawley (near Clitheroe) ( 1974 - )
Scarisbrick
Scotforth
Sefton (village) ( - 1974 )
Shaw and Crompton ( - 1974 )
Simonstone
Simonswood
Singleton
Slaidburn ( 1974 - )
Slyne-with-Hest
Southworth-with-Croft ( - 1974 )
St. Anne's-on-the-Sea
Staining
Stalmine-with-Staynall
Sutton ( - 1974 )
Tarbock ( - 1974 )
Tarleton
Tatham
Thornley-with-Wheatley
Thornton (Sefton) ( - 1974 )
Thurnham (near Lancaster)
Tockholes
Tosside ( 1974 - )
Treales Roseacre and Wharles
Tunstall
Twiston
Ulnes Walton
Unsworth ( - 1974 )
Upholland
Upper Rawcliffe-with-Tarnacre
Waddington ( 1974 - )
Walmersley-cum-Shuttleworth ( - 1974 )
Warton (Fylde)
Waterloo (Ashton-under-Lyne) ( - 1974 )
Weeton-with-Preese
Welsh Whittle
West Bradford ( 1974 - )
Westby-with-Plumptons
Whalley
Wheatley-Carr
Wheelton
Whiston ( - 1974 )
Whittingham
Whittington
Wilpshire
Windle ( - 1974 )
Winmarleigh
Winstanley ( - 1974 )
Wiswell
Withnell
Witton ( - 1934 )
Woodhouses ( - 1974 )
Woodplumpton
Woolston-with-Martinscroft ( - 1974 )
Worsthorne with Hurstwood
Worston
Wray-with-Botton
Wrightington
Yate and Pickup-Bank
Yealand Conyers
Yealand Redmayne
District municipality
Blackburn (borough) ( 1974 - 1998 )
Burnley (borough) ( 1974 - )
Chorley (borough) ( 1974 - )
Fylde (borough) ( 1974 - )
Hyndburn (borough) ( 1974 - )
Lancaster (borough) ( 1974 - )
Pendle District ( 1974 - )
Preston (borough) ( 1974 - )
Ribble Valley (borough) ( 1974 - )
Rossendale (borough) ( 1974 - )
South Ribble (borough) ( 1974 - )
West Lancashire (borough) ( 1974 - )
Wyre (borough) ( 1974 - )
Former parish
Cowpe-Lenches Newhallhey and Hall-Carr
Hundersfield ( - 1894 )
Little Sankey
Tottington-Higher-End ( - 1894 )
Hamlet
Alt ( - 1974 )
Bardsley ( - 1974 )
Cantsfield
Coates ( 1974 - )
Downall Green ( - 1974 )
Entwistle
Henheads
Ireby
Middop ( 1974 - )
Outwood ( - 1974 )
Turton Bottoms
Hundred
Amounderness Hundred
Blackburn Hundred
Leyland Hundred
Lonsdale Hundred
Salford Hundred
West Derby Hundred
Inhabited place
Abram ( - 1974 )
Acre
Adlington
Affetside ( - 1974 )
Ainsdale ( - 1974 )
Aintree ( - 1974 )
Aldingham
Altham
Appley Bridge
Ashton-in-Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Ashton-under-Lyne ( 1000 - 1974 )
Aspull ( - 1974 )
Astley (Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Astley Bridge ( - 1974 )
Astley Green ( - 1974 )
Atherton ( - 1974 )
Audenshaw ( - 1974 )
Aughton (near Ormskirk)
Baguley ( 1931 - 1974 )
Bamber Bridge
Banks
Bardsea ( - 1974 )
Barnoldswick
Barnoldswick ( 1974 - )
Barrow Nook
Barton-upon-Irwell ( - 1974 )
Bashall-Eaves ( 1974 - )
Baxenden
Belmont
Birkdale ( - 1974 )
Blackamoor
Blacko
Bleasdale
Blowick ( - 1974 )
Bolton-by-Bowland ( 1974 - )
Bracewell ( 1974 - )
Bradshaw ( - 1974 )
Bretherton
Brogden ( 1974 - )
Broughton-in-Furness
Bryn ( - 1974 )
Burscough
Cadishead ( - 1974 )
Calderbrook ( - 1974 )
Carnforth
Cartmel Fell
Cartmel
Chadderton ( - 1974 )
Chapeltown
Charnock Richard
Church
Churchtown ( - 1974 )
Clayton-le-Moors
Clayton-le-Woods
Colton
Common Edge
Coniston
Copster Green
Cravens
Croft ( - 1933 )
Crosby ( - 1974 )
Crossens ( - 1974 )
Croston
Culcheth ( - 1974 )
Dalton-in-Furness
Darwen
Dendron
Denshaw ( - 1974 )
Denton ( - 1974 )
Digmoor
Droylsden ( - 1974 )
Dryford
Earby
Earby ( 1974 - )
Earcroft
Edenfield
Edgworth
Egerton ( - 1974 )
Elton ( - 1974 )
Euxton
Failsworth ( - 1974 )
Fazakerley ( - 1974 )
Feniscowles
Finsthwaite
Firswood ( - 1974 )
Formby ( - 1974 )
Foulridge
Freckleton
Friezland ( - 1974 )
Garswood ( - 1974 )
Gisburn ( 1974 - )
Goldshaw Booth
Grange-over-Sands ( - 1974 )
Great Crosby ( - 1974 )
Great Harwood
Great Mitton
Great Mitton ( 1974 - )
Greenmount ( - 1974 )
Greenodd ( - 1974 )
Grimeford Village
Grimsargh
Grindleton
Haigh ( - 1974 )
Halewood ( - 1974 )
Hapton
Harwood ( - 1974 )
Haughton Green ( - 1974 )
Haverthwaite
Hawkshead ( - 1974 )
Hawkstone
Heskin Green
Heysham
Higham
Higher Booths
Hindley Green ( - 1974 )
Hindley ( - 1974 )
Hoddlesden
Horwich ( - 1974 )
Hurst Green
Hutton
Ince-in-Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Irlam ( - 1974 )
Kelbrook
Kirkby ( - 1974 )
Kirkham
Knowsley (village) ( - 1974 )
Langho
Lathom
Lees ( - 1974 )
Leigh ( - 1974 )
Limbrick
Lindale
Litherland ( - 1974 )
Little Crosby
Little Moss ( - 1974 )
Littleborough ( - 1974 )
Liverpool ( - 1974 )
Longridge
Longton
Longworth
Lostock Hall
Lower Booths
Lower Darwen
Lower Penwortham
Lowton ( - 1974 )
Lunt ( - 1974 )
Lydiate ( - 1974 )
Lytham
Maghull ( - 1974 )
Manchester ( - 1974 )
Mawdesley
Melling-with-Wrayton
Mellor
Mereclough
Milnrow ( - 1974 )
Morecambe
Moss Side (near Maghull) ( - 1974 )
Mossley ( - 1974 )
Much Hoole
Musbury
Nelson
Netherley ( - 1974 )
Netherton ( - 1974 )
New Hey ( - 1974 )
Newby Bridge ( - 1974 )
Newchurch (near Winwick) ( - 1974 )
Newchurch-in-Rossendale
Newsham
Newsholme
Newton-in-Bowland ( 1974 - )
Newton-le-Willows ( - 1974 )
Northen Etchells ( 1931 - 1974 )
Oakenshaw
Ormskirk
Orrell (near Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Oswaldtwistle
Padiham
Parbold
Paythorne
Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Pendleton (Ribble Valley)
Prescot ( - 1974 )
Preston (borough) ( 1974 - )
Rainford ( - 1974 )
Rainhill ( - 1974 )
Rampside
Ramsbottom ( - 1974 )
Rawtenstall
Read
Rishton
Rixton-with-Glazebrook ( - 1974 )
Rochdale ( 1856 - 1974 )
Roose
Royton ( - 1974 )
Rusland
Ryal Fold
Saint Michael's on Wyre
Salford ( - 1974 )
Salterforth ( 1974 - )
Samlesbury Bottoms
Samlesbury
Sawley Abbey ( 1974 - )
Scarisbrick
Seaforth ( - 1974 )
Sefton (village) ( - 1974 )
Shevington ( - 1974 )
Silverdale
Skelmersdale
Speke ( - 1974 )
St. Anne's-on-the-Sea
Staveley
Stonyhurst
Stretford ( - 1974 )
Stubbins
Summerseat ( - 1974 )
Swarthmoor
Swinton ( - 1974 )
Thornton (Sefton) ( - 1974 )
Torver ( - 1974 )
Tottington ( - 1974 )
Trawden
Tunstall
Tyldesley ( - 1974 )
Ulverston ( - 1974 )
Upholland
Urmston ( - 1974 )
Walkden ( - 1974 )
Walsden ( - 1888 )
Walshaw ( - 1974 )
Walton-le-Dale
Wardle ( - 1974 )
Warrington ( - 1974 )
Warton (Carnforth)
Warton (Fylde)
Waterfoot
Waterloo (Sefton) ( - 1974 )
Wennington
Westhoughton ( - 1974 )
Whiston ( - 1974 )
Whitefield ( - 1974 )
Whittle-le-Woods
Wingates ( - 1974 )
Winwick-with-Hulme
Woodvale ( - 1974 )
Woolton ( - 1974 )
Worsley ( - 1974 )
Worthington ( - 1974 )
Locality
Birch (near Middleton) ( - 1974 )
Fishpool ( - 1974 )
Rural district
Barton-upon-Irwell Rural ( 1894 - 1933 )
Blackburn Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bolton Rural ( 1894 - 1898 )
Bowland Rural ( 1974 - )
Burnley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bury Rural ( 1894 - 1933 )
Chorley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Clitheroe Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Fylde Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Garstang Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Lancaster Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Leigh Rural ( 1894 - 1933 )
Limehurst Rural ( 1894 - 1954 )
Lunesdale Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
North Lonsdale Rural ( 1960 - 1974 )
Preston Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Sefton Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Ulverston Rural ( 1894 - 1960 )
Warrington Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
West Lancashire Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Whiston Rural ( 1895 - 1974 )
Wigan Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Suburb
Ainsworth ( - 1974 )
Alkrington ( - 1974 )
Alston
Ancoats ( - 1974 )
Anderton
Ardwick ( - 1974 )
Atherton ( - 1974 )
Baguley ( 1931 - 1974 )
Bamber Bridge
Bardsley ( - 1974 )
Barton-upon-Irwell ( - 1974 )
Bedford ( - 1974 )
Belle Vale ( - 1974 )
Benchill ( 1931 - 1974 )
Beswick ( - 1974 )
Blowick ( - 1974 )
Bradford (Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Broadgreen ( - 1974 )
Broughton (near Salford) ( - 1974 )
Buckley ( - 1974 )
Burnage ( - 1974 )
Castlefield ( - 1974 )
Castleton ( - 1974 )
Cheetham Hill ( - 1974 )
Cherry Tree
Chorlton-cum-Hardy ( - 1974 )
Chorlton-upon-Medlock ( - 1974 )
Churchtown ( - 1974 )
Clayton (Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Collyhurst ( - 1974 )
Croxteth Park ( - 1974 )
Davyhulme ( - 1974 )
Dilworth
Eccles ( - 1974 )
Eccleston (St Helens) ( - 1974 )
Fairfield (near Liverpool) ( - 1974 )
Fallowfield ( - 1974 )
Fazakerley ( - 1974 )
Flixton ( - 1974 )
Gorse Hill ( - 1974 )
Gorton ( - 1974 )
Great Lever ( - 1974 )
Habergham-Eaves
Halliwell ( - 1974 )
Harpurhey ( - 1974 )
Hartshead ( - 1974 )
Heaton (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Heaton Chapel ( - 1913 )
Heaton Mersey ( - 1913 )
Heaton Moor ( - 1913 )
Heaton Norris ( - 1913 )
Hulme ( - 1974 )
Irlam ( - 1974 )
Kitt Green ( - 1974 )
Langley ( - 1974 )
Lees ( - 1974 )
Levenshulme ( - 1974 )
Little Moss ( - 1974 )
Livesey
Longsight ( - 1974 )
Lostock Hall
Lostock ( - 1974 )
Marton
Middle Hulton ( - 1974 )
Miles-Platting ( - 1974 )
Milnrow ( - 1974 )
Moorside ( - 1974 )
Moss Nook ( 1931 - 1974 )
Moss Side (Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Moss Side (South Ribble)
Moston ( - 1974 )
Netherley ( - 1974 )
New Hey ( - 1974 )
Newall Green ( 1931 - 1974 )
Newton Heath (near Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Norden ( - 1974 )
Northen Etchells ( 1931 - 1974 )
Northenden ( 1931 - 1974 )
Northern Moor ( 1931 - 1974 )
Old Trafford ( - 1974 )
Openshaw ( - 1974 )
Orrell and Ford ( - 1974 )
Over Hulton ( - 1974 )
Parr ( - 1974 )
Patricroft ( - 1974 )
Peel Green ( 1974 - )
Peel Hall ( 1931 - 1974 )
Pemberton ( - 1974 )
Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Penketh ( - 1974 )
Pennington (near Leigh)
Platt Bridge ( 1599 - 1974 )
Reddish ( - 1901 )
Rhodes ( - 1974 )
Ribbleton
Rusholme ( - 1974 )
Sharples ( - 1974 )
Sharston ( 1931 - 1974 )
Skerton
Smithills ( - 1974 )
Speke ( - 1974 )
Sutton ( - 1974 )
Swinton ( - 1974 )
The Holme
Thornham (near Middleton) ( - 1974 )
Tonge (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Tonge (near Middleton) ( - 1974 )
Trafford Park ( - 1974 )
Walkden ( - 1974 )
Walton ( - 1974 )
Waterloo (Ashton-under-Lyne) ( - 1974 )
Westleigh ( - 1974 )
Whalley Range ( - 1974 )
Windle ( - 1974 )
Withington ( - 1974 )
Woodhouse Park ( 1931 - 1974 )
Woodvale ( - 1974 )
Woolton ( - 1974 )
Wythenshawe ( 1931 - 1974 )
Township
Alston
Barton-upon-Irwell ( - 1974 )
Bedford ( - 1974 )
Bryning-with-Kellamergh
Butterworth ( - 1974 )
Dilworth
Duxbury
Elton ( - 1974 )
Hartshead ( - 1974 )
Kenyon ( - 1974 )
Knott Lanes ( - 1974 )
Little Hulton ( - 1974 )
Newchurch-in-Rossendale
Park-Bridge ( - 1974 )
Pilkington ( - 1974 )
Poulton-le-Sands Bare and Torrisholme
Sharples ( - 1974 )
Westleigh ( - 1974 )
Wuerdle-with-Wardle ( - 1974 )
Unitary authority
Blackburn with Darwen ( 1998 - )
Blackpool
Unknown
Chorlton
Chowbent
Church Coniston
Claife
Clayton-Green
Coldhurst
Copp
Crawford
Dinkley
Dixon-Green
Douglas
Dunkenhalgh
Dunnerdale
East Broughton
East Crompton
Egton-with-Newland
Ellenbrook
Enfield
Fairbottom
Fairhaven
Farnworth (near Prescot)
Feniscliffe
Fernyhalgh
Fishwick
Flookburgh
Foggathorpe
Folds
Gannow
Glodwick
Goodmanham
Goodshaw
Goose Green
Great Heaton
Greenacres
Greenacres-Moor
Greenheys
Gribthorpe
Hall-fold
Hamer
Hardshaw
Hartshaw
Haughton
Haulgh
Hawkshaw Lane
Heyside
Hindsford
Holcombe
Holden
Holleth
Hollinfare
Hollinwood
Hope
Hopwood ( - 1974 )
Kirkby-Ireleth ( - 1974 )
Kirkmanshulme
Knuzden
Lamberhead Green
Leverbridge
Little Harwood
Little Heaton
Little Woolton
Low Wray
Lower Holker
Lowick
Mansriggs
Marsden
Monton Green
Mount Pleasant
New Horwich
Norris Bank
Orford
Osmotherley ( - 1974 )
Over Darwen
Pennington (near Ulverston)
Pilsworth
Pits o'th' Moor
Prestolee
Rainsough
Red Lumb
Redbank
Risley
Roaches
Roughtown
Satterthwaite
Sawrey
Seathwaite
Shireshead
Skelwith
Stanley
Stede
Tarnacre
Tatham-Fell
Tewitfield
Tottlebank
Towneley
Upper Holker
Urswick
Walkden-Moor
Walmsley
Walney
Walsden
Walton Breck
Wardleworth
Water Grove
Waterhead
Weaste
Wernith
Wheatley
Willitoft
Willows
Winton
Woodland and Heathwaite
Urban district
Abram ( - 1974 )
Adlington
Ashton-in-Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Barnoldswick ( 1974 - )
Barrowford
Billinge and Winstanley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Blackrod ( - 1974 )
Brierfield
Carnforth
Chadderton ( - 1974 )
Denton ( - 1974 )
Droylsden ( - 1974 )
Earby ( 1974 - )
Earlestown ( - 1974 )
Failsworth ( - 1974 )
Formby ( - 1974 )
Fulwood
Golborne ( - 1974 )
Great Crosby ( - 1974 )
Haydock ( - 1974 )
Hindley ( - 1974 )
Hurst ( - 1974 )
Huyton-with-Roby ( - 1974 )
Ince-in-Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Kearsley ( - 1974 )
Kirkham
Lees ( - 1974 )
Leyland
Litherland ( - 1974 )
Little Hulton ( - 1974 )
Little Lever ( - 1974 )
Longridge
Newton-le-Willows ( - 1974 )
Orrell (near Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Padiham
Poulton-le-Fylde
Preesall
Prescot ( - 1974 )
Rainford ( - 1974 )
Rainhill ( - 1974 )
Ramsbottom ( - 1974 )
Royton ( - 1974 )
Shaw and Crompton ( - 1974 )
Standish-with-Langtree ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stretford ( - 1974 )
Swinton and Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Thornton-Cleveleys
Todmorden ( - 1888 )
Tottington ( - 1974 )
Trawden
Turton
Tyldesley ( - 1974 )
Upholland
Urmston ( - 1974 )
Walton-le-Dale
Waterloo with Seaforth ( - 1974 )
Whitworth
Withnell
Worsley ( - 1974 )
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Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster, and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. Although Lancaster is still considered to be the county town, Lancashire County Council is based in Preston. Lancashire is sometimes referred to by the abbreviation Lancs, as originally used by the Royal Mail. The population of the ceremonial county is 1,449,300 (UK 2011 census). People from the county are known as Lancastrians.

The history of Lancashire is thought to have begun with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book of 1086, some of its lands had been treated as part of Yorkshire. The land that lay inter Ripam et Mersam, "between the Ribble and Mersey", formed part of the returns for Cheshire. Once its initial boundaries were established, it bordered Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire.

Lancashire emerged during the Industrial Revolution as a major commercial and industrial region. The county encompassed several hundred mill towns and collieries. By the 1830s, approximately 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Preston, Bury, Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, Chorley, Darwen, Nelson, Colne, Burnley and Wigan were major cotton mill towns during this time. Blackpool was a major centre for tourism for the inhabitants of Lancashire's mill towns, particularly during wakes week.

The county was subject to a significant boundary reform in 1974, which removed Liverpool and Manchester with most of their surrounding conurbations to form part of the metropolitan counties of Merseyside and Greater Manchester respectively. At this time, the detached northern part of Lancashire in the Lake District, including the Furness Peninsula and Cartmel, was made part of Cumbria. Today the county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North and West Yorkshire. The Duchy of Lancaster exercises the right of the Crown in the area known as the County Palatine of Lancaster, which includes Lancashire as well as parts of Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

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History

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Early history

The county was established in 1182[1] and later than many other counties. During Roman times the area was considered part of the Brigantes tribal area and was in the military zone of Roman Britain. The towns of Manchester, Lancaster, Ribchester, Burrow, Elslack and Castleshaw were all originally Roman forts. In the centuries immediately following the Roman withdrawal in 410AD the northern parts, at least, of the county probably formed part of the Brythonic kingdom of Rheged, a successor entity of the Brigantes tribe of northern Britain. During the mid 8th Century, this area was incorporated into the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, which itself became a part of England in the 10th Century. In the Domesday Book, its lands between the Ribble and the Mersey were known as "Inter Ripam et Mersam" and were included in the returns for Cheshire. Although some historians have taken this to mean that south Lancashire was, at that time, part of Cheshire,[2] neither can it be said clearly to have been part of Cheshire. It is also claimed that the territory to the north formed, at that time, part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.[3] It bordered on Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. The county was divided into the six hundreds of Amounderness, Blackburn, Leyland, Lonsdale, Salford and West Derby. Lonsdale was further partitioned into Lonsdale North, which was the detached part north of "the sands" of Morecambe Bay (including both Furness and Cartmel), and Lonsdale South.

Modern history

Lancashire is now much smaller than its historical extent, following a major reform of local government. In 1889 an administrative county of Lancashire was created, covering the historical county except for county boroughs such as Blackburn, Burnley, Barrow-in-Furness, Preston, Wigan, Liverpool, Manchester. The area covered by the Lord-Lieutenant (termed now a ceremonial county) continued to cover the entirety of the administrative county along with the county boroughs, and thus was expanded slightly whenever boroughs annexed areas in other neighbouring counties. Examples of this include Wythenshawe (an area of Manchester south of the River Mersey and historically in Cheshire), and southern Warrington. This area also did not cover the western part of Todmorden, where the ancient border between Lancashire and Yorkshire runs through the middle of the town.

During the 20th century the county became increasingly urbanised, particularly the southern part. To the existing county boroughs of Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Bolton, Bootle, Burnley, Bury, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, St Helens and Wigan were added Blackpool (1904), Southport (1905), and Warrington (1900). The county boroughs also had many boundary extensions. The borders around the Manchester area were particularly complicated, with narrow protrusions of the administrative county between the county boroughs – Lees urban district formed a detached part of the administrative county, between Oldham county borough and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

By the census of 1971 the population of Lancashire (including all its associated county boroughs) had reached 5,129,416, making it then the most populous geographic county in the UK. The administrative county of Lancashire was also the most populous of its type outside of London, with a population of 2,280,359 in 1961. On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative county of Lancashire was abolished, as were the county boroughs. The urbanised southern part largely became part of two new metropolitan counties. The south-western part became part of Merseyside, the south-eastern part was incorporated into Greater Manchester. The new county of Cumbria took the Furness exclave.[1]

The boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens and Sefton were removed entirely from Lancashire. In Greater Manchester the successor boroughs were Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham (part), Rochdale, Salford, Tameside (part), Trafford (part) and Wigan. Warrington and Widnes, south of the new Merseyside/Greater Manchester border, rather than become part of Greater Manchester or Merseyside were instead made part of the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire. The urban districts of Barnoldswick and Earby, the Bowland Rural District and the parishes of Bracewell and Brogden and Salterforth from the Skipton Rural District from the West Riding of Yorkshire became part of the new Lancashire.[4] One parish, Simonswood, was transferred from the borough of Knowsley in Merseyside to the district of West Lancashire in 1994. In 1998 the county borough system re-appeared in all but name, when Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen became independent unitary authority areas. The Wars of the Roses tradition continued with Lancaster using as its symbol the red rose and York the white. Pressure groups, including Friends of Real Lancashire and the Association of British Counties advocate the use of the historical boundaries of Lancashire for ceremonial and cultural purposes.

Research Tips

  • A map of Lancashire circa 1888 supplied by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • A map of Lancashire circa 1954 supplied by A Vision of Britain through Time. This map and the one above are useful for establishing the location of civil parishes and larger divisions prior to all the changes that occurred with the break-up of Lancashire into Merseyside, Great Manchester, the northern section which went to Cumbria, and the central part which remains as Lancashire.
  • Lancashire Online Parish Clerks provide free online information from the various parishes, along with other data of value to family and local historians conducting research in the County of Lancashire.
  • FS Lancashire Research Wiki
  • GENUKI references for Lancashire
  • A description of Lancashire from British History Online (Victoria County Histories), published 1911. The online Victoria County Histories for Lancashire appear to be complete with 7 volumes (starting at #2).
  • The Lancashire Rootsweb page includes a list of webpages produced by family historians with connections in the county. Some of these pages may no longer exist.
  • Rootsweb mailing lists still have entries for the county, for Merseyside, and for individual towns and cities.
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