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Kirkham, Lancashire

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Kirkham, Lancashire

Kirkham is a small town and civil parish in the Borough of Fylde in Lancashire, England, midway between Blackpool and Preston (11 miles west of Preston) and adjacent to the smaller town of Wesham. It owes its existence to Carr Hill upon which it was built and which was the location of a Roman fort. It has a population of 7,127.
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4232
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01772
Population7,127 (2001)

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


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

Kirkham.-- market town, par., and township, with ry. sta. N. Lancashire, 9 miles NW. of Preston and 219 miles from London--par., 45,429 ac., pop. 13,805; township and town, 857 ac., pop. 3840; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Kirkham is a well-built town, and is under the Local Government Act; it is generally regarded as the capital of the Fylde district, and is a seat of petty and special sessions. The grammar school was founded in 1658, and is richly endowed. Cotton and flax are the mfrs. of the town, and there are 3 annual fairs for cattle.

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