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Whittingham, Lancashire

Historical Description

Whittingham, a township in Goosnargh-cum-Whittingham parish, Lancashire, 5 miles NNE of Preston, and 2 from Grimsargh station on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Preston. Acreage, 3192; population, 2740. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. One of the county lunatic asylums is here. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishKirkham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whittingham from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lancashire newspapers online:

RegionNorth West
Postal districtPR3
Post TownPreston