A Comprehensive List of Kirkham Parishes and Chapelries

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Gotoarrow.png Kirkham, Lancashire Genealogy

KIRKHAM (St. Michael), a market-town and parish, in the union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster; containing 11,604 inhabitants, of whom 2903 are in the town, 9 miles (W. by N.) from Preston, 22 (S. by W.) from Lancaster, and 226 (N. W. by N.) from London. From: Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 697-701.

Here is a list of all Kirkham (parish) chapelries lying within Kirkham's civil parish boundaries; these chapelries were normally smaller church units which kept registers of baptisms, marriages (some) and burials:

Helpful Links: 

Some of Kirkham's chapelry registers have also been indexed and posted online at the Lancashire "Online Parish Clerk" project.

The website, "A Church Near You" provides some information on some chapelries (and parishes): www.achurchnearyou.com


Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, by Youngs, Frederic A. Pub: The Royal Historical Society, London 1991

Topographical Dictionary of England. Lewis Samuel. Pub: Samuel A. Lewis & Co. London 1841

A Comprehensive Gazetteer of England. Bell, James. A. Pub.: Fullarton & Co. Glasgow 1836

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. A. Fullarton & Co. Glasgow and London ca. 1869 (see www.visionofBritain.org.uk)