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Lathom, Lancashire

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Lathom, Lancashire

Lathom is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England, about 5 km northeast of Ormskirk. It is in the district of West Lancashire, and with the parish of Newburgh forms part of Newburgh ward. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through Lathom.
DistrictWest Lancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4510
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01695/01704
Population890 (Parish)

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

Latham ~ Scarth Hill ~ Latune

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

Lathom, township and local government district, Ormskirk par., N. Lancashire, on river Donglas and Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 4 miles NE. of Ormskirk, 8694 ac., pop. 4161. Lathom House, seat of Lord Skelmersdale, occupies the site of the ancient house of Lathom, defended by the Countess of Derby against the Parliamentary forces.

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