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Fleetwood, Lancashire

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Fleetwood, Lancashire

Fleetwood is a town within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde. It had a population of 26,840 people at the 2001 Census. It forms part of the Greater Blackpool conurbation. The town was the first planned community of the Victorian era. For most of the 20th century, Fleetwood was a prominent deep-sea fishing port, but, since the 1970s, the fishing industry has declined precipitously and the town has undergone economic difficulties.
DistrictWyre
Post townFLEETWOOD
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD3247
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01253
Population26,840 (2001 Census)
 

Fleetwood, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fleetwood, seaport town and watering-place with ry. sta., Poulton-le-Fylde par., N. Lancashire, at mouth of river Wyre, 18 miles NW. of Preston and 229 NW. of London, pop. 6733; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Fleetwood dates from 1836, and is now a considerable town, with a large trade. Royal mail steamers ply daily to and from Belfast, and there is regular communication with the Isle of Man. The harbour is safe and extensive; a new dock, with an area of 10 ac., was opened in 1877. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Within the town is a fixed light 90 ft. above high water and seen 13 miles; and on the esplanade is a fixed light 30 ft. above high water and seen 9 miles. Fleetwood has barracks and a school of musketry.

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