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Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Ormskirk, Lancashire

Ormskirk is a market town in West Lancashire, England. It is situated 13 miles north of Liverpool city centre, 11 miles northwest of St Helens, 9 miles southeast of Southport and 15 miles southwest of Preston. Ormskirk is famous for its gingerbread.
DistrictWest Lancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4108
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01695

Other names by which Ormskirk, Lancashire has been known in the past


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

Ormskirk, market town, par., and township with ry. sta. SW. Lancashire, 12 miles NE. of Liverpool and 209 from London - par., 30,909 ac., pop. 23,310; town and township, 573 ac., pop. 6651; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Tradition has it that Ormskirk is an ancient place, although its name does not appear in Domesday Book. It is agreeably situated, with sufficient elevation to admit of fine views being obtained of the surrounding country. Cordage mfrs. form the leading trade, but there are also brewing and ironfounding. Market gardens are numerous in the neighbourhood, their produce of carrots and early potatoes being especially prized.

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