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
Lanc
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
Aldingham ( - 1974 )
Altcar
Ashton in Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Ashton under Lyne ( 1000 - 1974 )
Aughton (near Ormskirk)
Barnoldswick ( 1974 - )
Bispham (Fylde)
Blackburn ( 300 - )
Bolton by Bowland ( 1974 - )
Bolton le Moors ( - 1866 )
Bolton le Sands
Bracewell ( 1974 - )
Brindle
Bury ( - 1974 )
Childwall ( - 1974 )
Chipping
Chorley
Claughton on Lune
Cockerham
Colton ( - 1974 )
Croston
Dalton in Furness ( - 1974 )
Deane ( - 1974 )
Eccles ( - 1974 )
Eccleston (near Chorley) ( - 1974 )
Flixton ( - 1974 )
Garstang
Gisburn ( 1974 - )
Heysham
Hoole ( 1641 - 1866 )
Huyton with Roby ( - 1974 )
Kirkby Ireleth ( - 1974 )
Kirkham
Lancaster
Leigh ( - 1974 )
Leyland
Lytham
Manchester ( - 1974 )
Melling with Wrayton
Middleton (Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Mitton ( 1974 - )
North Meols
Northenden ( 1931 - 1974 )
Ormskirk
Pennington (near Ulverston) ( - 1974 )
Penwortham
Poulton le Fylde
Prescot ( - 1974 )
Preston ( 1179 - )
Prestwich cum Oldham
Radcliffe ( - 1974 )
Ribchester
Rochdale ( 1856 - 1974 )
Sawley (near Clitheroe) ( 1974 - )
Sefton ( - 1974 )
Slaidburn ( 1974 - )
St. Michael on Wyre
Stalmine with Staynall
Standish with Langtree ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tatham
Tunstall
Ulverston ( - 1974 )
Urswick ( - 1974 )
Walton on the Hill ( - 1974 )
Warrington ( - 1974 )
Warton (Carnforth)
Whalley
Whittington
Winwick ( - 1974 )
Borough
Manchester ( - 1974 )
Borough (county)
Blackburn ( 300 - )
Blackpool
Bolton ( 1842 - 1974 )
Bootle ( 1842 - 1974 )
Burnley ( 1500 - )
Bury ( - 1974 )
Lancaster
Liverpool ( - 1974 )
Oldham ( - 1974 )
Preston ( 1179 - )
Rochdale ( 1856 - 1974 )
Salford ( - 1974 )
St. Helens ( 1868 - 1974 )
Wigan ( 1246 - 1974 )
Borough (metropolitan)
St. Helens ( 1868 - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Accrington
Ashton under Lyne ( 1000 - 1974 )
Bacup ( 1894 - )
Barrow in Furness ( 1867 - 1974 )
Chorley
Clitheroe
Colne
Crosby ( 1937 - 1974 )
Eccles ( - 1974 )
Farnworth (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Fleetwood
Haslingden
Heywood
Leigh ( - 1974 )
Lytham St Annes
Middleton (Manchester) ( - 1974 )
Morecambe
Mossley ( - 1974 )
Nelson
Prestwich ( - 1974 )
Radcliffe ( - 1974 )
Rawtenstall
Southport ( - 1974 )
Swinton and Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Todmorden ( 1888 - 1974 )
Warrington ( - 1974 )
Widnes ( - 1974 )
Chapelry
Abram ( - 1974 )
Ardwick ( - 1974 )
Balderstone
Caton
Fulwood
Gorton ( - 1909 )
Great Harwood
Gressingham
Grimsargh with Brockholes
Hoddlesden
Hornby with Farleton
Hurst ( - 1974 )
Kelbrook ( 1974 - )
Mellor
Much Woolton ( - 1974 )
Newton (near Manchester) ( - 1896 )
Treales Roseacre and Wharles
Warton (Fylde) ( - 1934 )
Weeton with Preese
Civil parish
Aldcliffe with Stodday ( 1974 - )
Aldcliffe ( - 1974 )
Ardwick ( - 1974 )
Ashton with Stodday ( - 1974 )
Barnoldswick ( 1974 - )
Bispham (Fylde)
Bolton by Bowland ( 1974 - )
Bolton le Sands
Bracewell and Brogden ( 1974 - )
Bracewell ( 1974 - )
Breightmet ( - 1974 )
Briercliffe
Brogden ( 1974 - )
Brunshaw
Bryning with Warton
Catterall
Coates ( 1974 - )
Cockerham
Crossbank ( - 1974 )
Darcy Lever ( - 1974 )
Easington (Bowland Forest) ( 1974 - )
Farington
Gisburn Forest ( 1974 - )
Gisburn ( 1974 - )
Glazebury ( - 1974 )
Grindleton ( 1974 - )
Halsall
Halton with Aughton
Haydock ( - 1974 )
Heaton Norris ( - 1913 )
Heaton with Oxcliffe
High Bowland Forest ( 1974 - )
Hoghton
Horton (near Gisburn) ( 1974 - )
Hothersall
Howick
Hutton
Leck
Longton
Low Bowland Forest ( 1974 - )
Lunt ( - 1974 )
Lydiate ( - 1974 )
Manchester ( - 1974 )
Melling (near Maghull) ( - 1974 )
Middleton (near Lancaster)
Middop ( 1974 - )
Moss Side (South Ribble)
Newsholme (near Gisburn) ( 1974 - )
Newton in Bowland ( 1974 - )
Newton with Clifton
North Turton ( 1974 - )
Northen Etchells ( 1931 - 1974 )
Northenden ( 1931 - 1974 )
Orrell and Ford ( - 1954 )
Outwood ( - 1974 )
Paythorne ( 1974 - )
Penketh ( - 1974 )
Penwortham
Reddish ( - 1901 )
Rimington ( 1974 - )
Rixton with Glazebrook ( - 1974 )
Salterforth ( 1974 - )
Sawley (near Clitheroe) ( 1974 - )
Scotforth
Simonswood
Singleton
Slaidburn ( 1974 - )
Staining
Tosside ( 1974 - )
Unsworth ( - 1974 )
Waddington ( 1974 - )
West Bradford ( 1974 - )
Wheelton
Withnell
Woodplumpton
Yealand Conyers
Yealand Redmayne
County town
Preston (borough) ( 1974 - )
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 - )
Hundred
Amounderness Hundred
Blackburn Hundred
Leyland Hundred
Lonsdale Hundred
Salford Hundred
West Derby Hundred
Parish
Adlington
Aighton Bailey and Chaigley
Ainsdale ( - 1974 )
Ainsworth ( - 1933 )
Aintree ( - 1974 )
Aldingham ( - 1974 )
Alkrington ( - 1974 )
Allerton
Alt ( - 1974 )
Altcar
Altham
Anderton
Anglezarke
Arkholme with Cawood
Astley (Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Aughton (near Ormskirk)
Balderstone
Bardsley ( - 1974 )
Barley with Wheatley Booth ( 1866 - )
Barnacre with Bonds
Barrow in Furness ( 1867 - 1974 )
Barton (near Preston)
Barton Moss ( 1894 - 1933 )
Barton upon Irwell ( - 1974 )
Bashall Eaves ( 1974 - )
Bickerstaffe
Billinge Chapel End ( - 1974 )
Billinge Higher End ( - 1974 )
Billington
Bilsborrow
Birtle cum Bamford ( - 1933 )
Bispham (Chorley)
Blacko
Blawith and Subberthwaite ( - 1974 )
Bleasdale
Bold ( - 1974 )
Borwick
Bowland with Leagram ( 1935 - )
Bretherton
Brindle
Broughton (near Preston)
Broughton East ( - 1974 )
Broughton in Furness ( - 1974 )
Bryning with Kellamergh ( - 1934 )
Bulk
Burrow with Burrow
Burscough
Burtonwood ( - 1974 )
Cabus
Cantsfield
Carleton
Cartmel Fell ( - 1974 )
Caton
Charnock Richard
Chatburn
Chipping
Claife ( - 1974 )
Claughton (near Garstang)
Claughton on Lune
Clayton le Dale
Clayton le Woods
Cleveley
Clifton (Eccles) ( - 1974 )
Clifton with Salwick ( - 1934 )
Cliviger
Colton ( - 1974 )
Coniston ( - 1974 )
Coppull
Crawshawbooth
Cronton ( - 1974 )
Croxteth Park ( - 1974 )
Cuerdale
Cuerden
Culcheth ( - 1974 )
Dalton (near Wigan)
Darwen
Davyhulme ( - 1974 )
Deane ( - 1974 )
Didsbury ( - 1910 )
Dilworth
Dinckley
Ditton ( - 1920 )
Downham
Downholland
Dunnerdale with Seathwaite ( 1974 - )
Dunnockshaw
Dutton
Duxbury
Eccleshill
Eccleston (St. Helens) ( - 1974 )
Eccleston (near Chorley) ( - 1974 )
Egton with Newland ( - 1974 )
Ellel
Elston ( - 1933 )
Elswick
Elton ( - 1894 )
Euxton
Everton ( - 1974 )
Fazakerley ( - 1922 )
Formby ( - 1974 )
Forton
Foulridge
Freckleton ( - 1894 )
Garstang
Goldshaw Booth
Goosnargh
Gorton ( - 1909 )
Great Crosby ( - 1974 )
Great Eccleston
Great Lever ( - 1898 )
Great Sankey ( - 1974 )
Greenhalgh with Thistleton
Gressingham
Grimsargh with Brockholes
Grimsargh ( 1933 - 1974 )
Habergham Eaves
Haigh ( - 1974 )
Haighton
Hale (near Widnes) ( - 1974 )
Halewood ( - 1974 )
Halliwell ( - 1974 )
Hambleton
Hapton
Hartshead ( - 1974 )
Harwood ( - 1974 )
Haverthwaite ( - 1974 )
Hawkshead ( - 1974 )
Heapey
Heath Charnock
Heaton (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Hesketh with Becconsall
Heskin
Heywood
Higham with West Close Booth
Higher Booths
Hindley ( - 1974 )
Holleth
Hopwood ( - 1894 )
Hornby with Farleton
Horwich ( - 1974 )
Houghton Middleton and Arbury ( - 1974 )
Huncoat
Hundersfield ( - 1894 )
Hurst ( - 1974 )
Ightenhill
Ince Blundell ( - 1974 )
Ince in Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Inskip with Sowerby
Ireby
Ireleth with Askam ( - 1974 )
Irlam ( - 1974 )
Kirkby ( - 1974 )
Kirkdale ( - 1974 )
Kirkland
Knowsley ( - 1974 )
Lathom
Lea Town
Leagram ( - 1935 )
Litherland ( - 1974 )
Little Bowland ( - 1935 )
Little Crosby ( - 1932 )
Little Eccleston with Larbreck
Little Harwood
Little Hoole
Little Mitton ( 1935 - )
Liverpool ( - 1974 )
Livesey
Lower Allithwaite ( - 1974 )
Lower Booths
Lower Holker ( - 1974 )
Lowick ( - 1974 )
Lowton ( - 1974 )
Maghull ( - 1974 )
Mansriggs ( - 1974 )
Mawdesley
Mearley
Medlar with Wesham
Melling with Wrayton
Mellor
Mossley ( - 1974 )
Much Hoole
Myerscough
Nateby
Nether Kellet
Nether Wyresdale
Netherton ( - 1974 )
Newton with Scales ( - 1934 )
North Meols
Northtown
Old Laund Booth
Openshaw ( - 1890 )
Orrell (near Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Osbaldeston
Osmotherley ( - 1974 )
Out Rawcliffe
Over Hulton ( - 1974 )
Over Kellet
Over Wyresdale
Overton
Parbold
Parr ( - 1974 )
Pemberton ( - 1974 )
Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Pendleton (Ribble Valley)
Pennington (near Ulverston) ( - 1974 )
Pilling
Pleasington
Poulton with Fearnhead ( - 1974 )
Priest Hutton
Quernmore
Rainhill ( - 1974 )
Ramsgreave
Rawtenstall
Read
Reedley Hallows
Ribbleton
Ribby with Wrea
Ribchester
Rivington
Roeburndale
Roughlee Booth
Rufford
Rusholme ( - 1974 )
Sabden
Salesbury
Samlesbury
Satterthwaite ( - 1974 )
Scarisbrick
Seaforth ( - 1894 )
Sefton ( - 1974 )
Shevington ( - 1974 )
Silverdale
Simonstone
Skelwith ( - 1974 )
Slyne with Hest
Southworth with Croft ( - 1974 )
Speke ( - 1974 )
St. Anne's on the Sea
Stalmine with Staynall
Staveley in Cartmel ( - 1974 )
Stretford ( - 1974 )
Sutton ( - 1868 )
Swinton ( - 1974 )
Tarbock ( - 1974 )
Tarleton
Tatham
Thornley with Wheatley
Thornton (Sefton) ( - 1974 )
Thurnham (near Lancaster)
Tockholes
Tonge (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Torver ( - 1974 )
Tottington Higher End ( - 1894 )
Toxteth Park ( - 1974 )
Treales Roseacre and Wharles
Tunstall
Twiston
Ulnes Walton
Upholland
Upper Allithwaite ( - 1974 )
Upper Holker ( - 1974 )
Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnacre
Urmston ( - 1974 )
Urswick ( - 1974 )
Walmersley cum Shuttleworth ( 1894 - 1933 )
Wardleworth ( - 1894 )
Warton (Carnforth)
Warton (Fylde) ( - 1934 )
Waterloo (Ashton under Lyne) ( - 1974 )
Wavertree ( - 1974 )
Weeton with Preese
Welsh Whittle ( - 1934 )
Wennington
West Derby Rural ( 1895 - 1928 )
West Derby ( - 1974 )
Westby with Plumptons
Westhoughton ( - 1974 )
Whalley
Wheatley Carr ( - 1935 )
Whiston ( - 1974 )
Whittingham
Whittington
Whittle le Woods
Wilpshire
Windle ( - 1868 )
Winmarleigh
Winstanley ( - 1974 )
Winwick with Hulme ( - 1933 )
Winwick ( - 1974 )
Wiswell
Withington ( - 1904 )
Witton ( - 1934 )
Woodhouses ( - 1974 )
Woolston with Martinscroft ( - 1974 )
Worsley ( - 1974 )
Worsthorne with Hurstwood
Worston
Wray with Botton
Wrightington
Yate and Pickup Bank
Registration district
Amounderness Registration District
Ashton & Oldham Registration District ( 1837 - 1848 )
Ashton Registration District
Ashton under Lyne Registration District ( 1848 - 1937 )
Barrow-in-Furness Registration District
Barton-in-Furness Registration District
Blackburn Registration District
Blackburn with Darwen Registration District
Bolton Registration District
Burnley Registration District
Bury Registration District
Chorley Registration District
Chorlton Registration District
Clitheroe Registration District
Fylde Registration District
Garstang Registration District
Haslingden Registration District
Hyndburn and Rossendale Registration District
Ince Registration District
Lancaster Registration District
Leigh Registration District
Liverpool North Registration District
Liverpool Registration District
Liverpool South Registration District
Lunesdale Registration District
Manchester North Registration District
Manchester Registration District
Oldham Registration District
Ormskirk Registration District
Prescot Registration District
Preston Registration District
Prestwich Registration District
Rochdale Registration District
Salford Registration District
Toxteth Park Registration District
Ulverston Registration District
Warrington Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
West Derby Registration District
Wigan Registration District
Rural district
Barton upon Irwell Rural ( 1894 - 1933 )
Blackburn Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bolton Rural ( 1894 - 1898 )
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
Alston
Ardwick ( - 1974 )
Bedford ( - 1875 )
Chorlton cum Hardy ( - 1904 )
Fazakerley ( - 1922 )
Kitt Green ( - 1974 )
Moorside ( - 1974 )
Moss Side (South Ribble)
Northenden ( 1931 - 1974 )
Orrell and Ford ( - 1954 )
Peel Green ( 1974 - )
Penketh ( - 1974 )
Reddish ( - 1901 )
Sharples ( - 1974 )
Smithills ( - 1974 )
Waterloo (Sefton) ( - 1894 )
Westleigh ( - 1875 )
Wythenshawe ( 1931 - 1974 )
Township
Ainsdale ( - 1974 )
Ainsworth ( - 1933 )
Aintree ( - 1974 )
Allerton
Alston
Altham
Ardwick ( - 1974 )
Arkholme with Cawood
Ashworth ( - 1894 )
Aspull ( - 1974 )
Astley (Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Barley with Wheatley Booth ( 1866 - )
Barton (near Preston)
Barton upon Irwell ( - 1974 )
Bashall Eaves ( 1974 - )
Bedford ( - 1875 )
Beswick ( - 1896 )
Bickerstaffe
Billington
Bilsborrow
Birtle cum Bamford ( - 1933 )
Blackley
Bleasdale
Borwick
Bradford (Manchester)
Bradshaw ( - 1974 )
Brogden ( 1974 - )
Broughton (near Preston)
Bryning with Kellamergh ( - 1934 )
Bulk
Burnage ( - 1974 )
Burrow with Burrow
Burtonwood ( - 1974 )
Butterworth ( - 1894 )
Cantsfield
Carleton
Carnforth
Castleton ( - 1900 )
Chadderton ( - 1974 )
Charnock Richard
Chatburn
Cheetham ( - 1896 )
Chorlton cum Hardy ( - 1904 )
Chorlton upon Medlock ( - 1838 )
Clayton le Dale
Clifton (Eccles) ( - 1974 )
Clifton with Salwick ( - 1934 )
Cliviger
Coppull
Cowpe Lench Newhall Hey and Hall Carr ( - 1894 )
Crawshawbooth
Crumpsall ( - 1890 )
Cuerdale
Cuerdley ( - 1974 )
Denton ( - 1974 )
Didsbury ( - 1910 )
Dilworth
Dinckley
Downholland
Droylsden ( - 1974 )
Dunnockshaw
Dutton
Easington (Bowland Forest) ( 1974 - )
Eccleshill
Edgworth
Elston ( - 1933 )
Elswick
Elton ( - 1894 )
Entwistle
Everton ( - 1974 )
Farington
Farnworth (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Fishwick ( - 1894 )
Foulridge
Freckleton ( - 1894 )
Garston ( - 1974 )
Gisburn Forest ( 1974 - )
Golborne ( - 1974 )
Goldshaw Booth
Goodshaw
Goosnargh
Great Eccleston
Great Heaton
Great Lever ( - 1898 )
Great Sankey ( - 1974 )
Greenhalgh with Thistleton
Haighton
Hale (near Widnes) ( - 1974 )
Halliwell ( - 1974 )
Hapton
Harpurhey ( - 1896 )
Hartshead ( - 1974 )
Harwood ( - 1974 )
Haslingden
Haughton ( - 1894 )
Heaton (near Bolton) ( - 1974 )
Heaton Norris ( - 1913 )
Heaton with Oxcliffe
Hesketh with Becconsall
Hopwood ( - 1894 )
Horton (near Gisburn) ( 1974 - )
Horwich ( - 1974 )
Houghton Middleton and Arbury ( - 1974 )
Howick
Hulme ( - 1974 )
Huncoat
Hutton
Ightenhill
Ince Blundell ( - 1974 )
Kearsley ( - 1974 )
Kenyon ( - 1974 )
Kirkdale ( - 1974 )
Knott Lanes ( - 1974 )
Lathom
Levenshulme ( - 1909 )
Little Bolton ( - 1838 )
Little Eccleston with Larbreck
Little Harwood
Little Heaton
Little Hoole
Little Hulton ( - 1974 )
Little Mitton ( 1935 - )
Longton
Longworth
Lostock ( - 1974 )
Lower Darwen
Lowton ( - 1974 )
Lydiate ( - 1974 )
Marton ( - 1894 )
Mawdesley
Medlar with Wesham
Melling (near Maghull) ( - 1974 )
Middle Hulton ( - 1974 )
Middleton (near Lancaster)
Moss Side (Manchester) ( - 1910 )
Moston ( - 1896 )
Much Hoole
Musbury
Myerscough
Nateby
Nether Kellet
Netherton ( - 1974 )
Newchurch in Rossendale
Newsholme (near Gisburn) ( 1974 - )
Newton le Willows ( - 1974 )
Northen Etchells ( 1931 - 1974 )
Oldham ( - 1974 )
Openshaw ( - 1890 )
Oswaldtwistle
Over Darwen ( - 1878 )
Over Hulton ( - 1974 )
Over Kellet
Over Wyresdale
Overton
Padiham
Parbold
Paythorne ( 1974 - )
Pemberton ( - 1974 )
Pendleton (Eccles) ( - 1853 )
Pennington (near Leigh) ( - 1875 )
Pilkington ( - 1894 )
Pilsworth ( - 1894 )
Prestwich ( - 1974 )
Priest Hutton
Quarlton ( - 1898 )
Quernmore
Ramsgreave
Read
Reedley Hallows
Ribbleton
Rishton
Roeburndale
Royton ( - 1974 )
Rufford
Rusholme ( - 1974 )
Salesbury
Samlesbury
Scarisbrick
Sharples ( - 1974 )
Shaw and Crompton ( - 1974 )
Shevington ( - 1974 )
Silverdale
Simonstone
Skerton ( - 1900 )
Spotland ( - 1894 )
Stretford ( - 1974 )
Tarleton
Thornham (near Middleton) ( - 1894 )
Thornton (Sefton) ( - 1974 )
Thurnham (near Lancaster)
Tockholes
Tonge (near Middleton) ( - 1974 )
Tottington Higher End ( - 1894 )
Tottington ( - 1974 )
Toxteth Park ( - 1974 )
Turton ( - 1974 )
Twiston
Tyldesley ( - 1974 )
Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnacre
Walton le Dale
Wardleworth ( - 1894 )
Wavertree ( - 1974 )
Wennington
West Derby ( - 1974 )
Westby with Plumptons
Westleigh ( - 1875 )
Wheatley Carr ( - 1935 )
Whittingham
Winwick with Hulme ( - 1933 )
Wiswell
Withington ( - 1904 )
Worston
Worthington ( - 1974 )
Wray with Botton
Wrightington
Yealand Redmayne
Unitary authority
Blackburn with Darwen ( 1998 - )
Blackpool (unitary authority) ( 1998 - )
Blackpool
Urban district
Abram ( - 1974 )
Adlington
Ashton in Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Aspull ( - 1974 )
Atherton ( - 1974 )
Audenshaw ( - 1974 )
Barrowford
Billinge and Winstanley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Blackrod ( - 1974 )
Brierfield
Carnforth
Chadderton ( - 1974 )
Childwall ( - 1974 )
Church
Clayton le Moors
Croston
Dalton in Furness ( - 1974 )
Denton ( - 1974 )
Droylsden ( - 1974 )
Failsworth ( - 1974 )
Formby ( - 1974 )
Fulwood
Garston ( - 1974 )
Golborne ( - 1974 )
Grange over Sands ( - 1974 )
Great Crosby ( - 1974 )
Great Harwood
Haydock ( - 1974 )
Hindley ( - 1974 )
Hurst ( - 1974 )
Huyton with Roby ( - 1974 )
Ince in Makerfield ( - 1974 )
Kearsley ( - 1974 )
Kirkby ( - 1974 )
Kirkham
Lees ( - 1974 )
Levenshulme ( - 1909 )
Leyland
Litherland ( - 1974 )
Little Crosby ( - 1932 )
Little Hulton ( - 1974 )
Little Lever ( - 1974 )
Little Woolton ( - 1922 )
Littleborough ( - 1974 )
Longridge ( 1894 - )
Milnrow ( 1894 - 1974 )
Much Woolton ( - 1974 )
Newton le Willows ( - 1974 )
Norden ( - 1974 )
Ormskirk
Orrell (near Wigan) ( - 1974 )
Oswaldtwistle
Padiham
Poulton le Fylde
Preesall
Prescot ( - 1974 )
Rainford ( - 1974 )
Rainhill ( - 1974 )
Ramsbottom ( - 1974 )
Rishton
Royton ( - 1974 )
Shaw and Crompton ( - 1974 )
Skelmersdale and Holland ( 1968 - 1974 )
Skelmersdale
Standish with Langtree ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stretford ( - 1974 )
Swinton and Pendlebury ( - 1974 )
Thornton Cleveleys
Todmorden ( 1888 - 1974 )
Tottington ( - 1974 )
Trawden
Turton ( - 1974 )
Tyldesley ( - 1974 )
Ulverston ( - 1974 )
Upholland
Urmston ( - 1974 )
Walton le Dale
Wardle ( - 1974 )
Waterloo with Seaforth ( 1894 - 1937 )
Westhoughton ( - 1974 )
Whitefield ( - 1974 )
Whitworth
Withnell
Worsley ( - 1974 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Since 1974 Lancashire has been a non-metropolitan county in the northwest 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 more centrally in Preston. Lancashire is sometimes referred to by the abbreviation Lancs, and before postal codes were introduced, this was the description employed 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 county was subject to a significant boundary reform in 1974, which removed Liverpool and Manchester with most of their surrounding conurbations from the original County of Lancashire to form the major parts of the new Metropolitan Counties of Merseyside and Greater Manchester. At the same time, the northern part of Lancashire, separated by Morecambe Bay, commonly referred to as the Lake District, the Furness Peninsula and Cartmel, was made part of the newly formed county 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.

The history of Lancashire is considered to have begun 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 [rivers] Ribble and Mersey", formed part of the returns for Cheshire. Once its initial boundaries were established, Lancashire bordered the counties of 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.

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History

Early history

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The county was established in 1182[1], later than many other counties. During Roman times the area was part of the Brigantes tribal area in the military zone of Roman Britain. The towns of Manchester and Lancaster grew around Roman forts. In the centuries after the Roman withdrawal in 410AD the northern parts of the county probably formed part of the Brythonic kingdom of Rheged, a successor entity to the Brigantes tribe. During the mid-8th century, the area was incorporated into the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, which did not become part of England until the 10th century.

The county was divided into the hundreds of Amounderness, Blackburn, Leyland, Lonsdale, Salford and West Derby. Lonsdale was further partitioned into Lonsdale North (the detached part north of the sands of Morecambe Bay including Furness and Cartmel), and Lonsdale South.

Modern history

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Lancashire is now much smaller than the original historical county of the same name following two major reforms of local government in 1889 and 1974.

In 1889, the administrative county of Lancashire was created, covering the historic county except for the newly established county boroughs which were allowed to govern themselves independently of the county. These included

The area served by the Lord Lieutenant (termed now a ceremonial county) covered the entirety of the administrative county as well as the county boroughs, and was expanded whenever boroughs annexed areas in neighbouring counties such as Wythenshawe in Manchester south of the River Mersey and southern Warrington (which had historically been in Cheshire). It did not cover the western part of Todmorden, where the ancient border between Lancashire and Yorkshire was left to pass through the middle of the town.

During the 20th century, the county became increasingly urbanised, particularly the southern part. The number of county boroughs listed above was increased to include

Many of the county boroughs extended their boundaries. The borders around the Manchester area were particularly complicated, with narrow protrusions of the administrative county between the county boroughs (for instance, Lees urban district formed a detached part of the administrative county, between Oldham county borough and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

By the UK census of 1971, the population of Lancashire and its county boroughs had reached 5,129,416, making it the most populous geographic county in the United Kingdom. The administrative county was also the most populous of its type outside London, with a population of 2,280,359 in 1961. On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative county was abolished, as were the county boroughs. The urbanised southern part largely became two metropolitan counties: Merseyside and Greater Manchester which are no longer considered to be in Lancashire. The two metropolitan counties incorporated the county boroughs within their respective boundaries. The new county of Cumbria included the Furness exclave of Lancashire north of Morecambe Bay.

The new metropolitan counties were each separated into a number of "metropolitan boroughs" and "metropolitan areas" (the difference between a borough and an area depended on whether the area included only one county borough or several civil parishes before the reorganization). The northern part of what remained as Lancashire ceased to be made of urban districts and rural districts. These were formed into groups of "municipal districts", most of which had both rural and urban sections.

The borough of Merseyside included

In Greater Manchester the successor boroughs were

Warrington and Widnes, south of the new Merseyside/Greater Manchester border were added to the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire. The urban districts of Barnoldswick and Earby, Bowland Rural District and the parishes of Bracewell and Brogden and Salterforth from Skipton Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire became part of the new Lancashire. One parish, Simonswood, was transferred from the borough of Knowsley in Merseyside to the district of West Lancashire in 1994. In 1998 Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen became independent unitary authorities, removing them from the non-metropolitan county but not from the ceremonial county.

The Wars of the Roses tradition continued with Lancaster using the red rose symbol 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

  • In 1974 Lancashire was broken into four parts: Great Manchester, Merseyside (covering Liverpool and its environs), the section beyond Morecambe Bay known as the Lake District which became part of Cumbria, and the central part which remains as Lancashire.
  • Lancashire Record Office. Address: Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE; Tel: 01772 533039; Email: record.office@lancashire.gov.uk
  • Cumbria Archives or Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre. Address: Ramsden Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1LL; Tel: 01229 407377; Email: barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Greater Manchester County Record Office located at Great Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, City Centre, M2 5PD; Tel: (Library: 0161 234 1983; Archives & special collections: 0161 234 1979); Email (Library: libraries@manchester.gov.uk, Archives & special collections: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk). This covers the ten metropolitan boroughs that have made up Greater Manchester since 1974 and the former county boroughs, urban and rural districts from which they were formed.
  • Liverpool Record Office Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW; Tel: not provided; Email: RecOffice.central.library@Liverpool.gov.uk. This covers the five metropolitan boroughs that have made up Liverpool since 1974 and the former county boroughs, urban and rural districts from which they were formed.
  • County Library Headquarters (for Lancashire), P O Box 61, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8RJ. Lancashire County Libraries have a list of addresses and telephone numbers of local libraries in the modern administrative county of Lancashire. Guide to Lancashire Local Studies Collections, published by Lancashire County Library, gives information about which libraries have local studies sections, the records they hold, and the name of the library holding the information for towns without their own local studies library. Presumably, Preston Harris Library (found in this list) is the central library for the county.
  • John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester has a major collection on Methodists.
  • GENUKI has a page on the entire county of Lancashire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration period. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Lancashire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • The above three maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, and the wider boundaries between rural districts, urban districts, and municipal and county boroughs. Do inspect the Reference Box when using the second and third maps to understand the colour key and the different boundary types.
  • GENUKI lists 19 family history and genealogical societies. There is no guarantee of the continuing existence of any of the societies and the individual websites may or may not be up to date.
  • 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.
  • Rootsweb mailing lists still have entries for the county, for Merseyside, and for individual towns and cities. 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.
  • Deceased Online has nearly 5 million records for 60+ cemeteries and crematoria in Lancashire and Greater Manchester available on the website. Wyre Council's four cemeteries are located in Fleetwood, Poulton le Fylde and Preesall added Aug 2015. They provide information going back to 1840, digital scans (or computerised versions) of original burial registers, details of all grave occupants in each cemetery, maps indicating the section in each cemetery for all graves
  • Victoria County History - Lancaster from British History Online (Victoria County Histories), published in book form in the early years of the 20th century. The online Victoria County Histories for Lancashire appear to be complete with 7 volumes (starting at #2). The early volumes of this series (including Volume 1: Natural History to Feudal Baronage) are also online courtesy of the Open Library References to specific parishes will be added to individual place pages in WeRelate as time permits.
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