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Freckleton, Lancashire

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Freckleton, Lancashire

Freckleton is a village and civil parish on the Fylde coast in Lancashire, England, to the south of Kirkham and east of the seaside resort of Lytham St. Annes. It has a population of 6,045. Freckleton is near to Warton, with its links to BAE Systems. Warton Aerodrome's 2.4 km runway is partly within Freckleton's boundary. In the 19th century, Freckleton, already a place used to supply water to the Roman fort at Kirkham, was used as a port assisting the ship building industry.
DistrictFylde
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4228
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01772
Population6,045 (2001)
 

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

Frecheltun

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

Freckleton, township, Kirkham par., N. Lancashire, on Ribble estuary, 7½ miles W. of Preston, 1801 ac. land and 616 water, pop. 1134: P.O.

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