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Formby, Sefton

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Formby, Sefton

Formby is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England. It has a population of approximately 25,000. Historically a part of Lancashire, three manors are recorded in the Domesday book under "Fornebei" as Halsall, Walton and Poynton. The town's early recorded industry points to cockle raking, and shrimp fishing (in addition to arable ventures) last through into the 19th century.
Administrative CountySefton
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2907
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01704

Other names by which Formby, Sefton has been known in the past

Ferneby ~ Fornebei

Formby, Sefton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Formby, coast township and vil. with ry. sta., Walton on the Hill par., SW. Lancashire, 7 miles SW. of Southport, 6619 ac., pop. 3908; P.O., T.O.; 1½ mile N. of vil. is Formby Hall.

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