Greenalgh, with Thistleton

GREENALGH, with Thistleton, a township, in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 3¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Kirkham; containing 371 inhabitants. This place gave name to a local family; and was afterwards a possession of the Walters, whose lineal descendant held the manor of Greenalgh-cum-Thistleton in the reign of Charles I. The township comprises 1874 acres, in equal portions of arable and meadow, and is of rather flat surface and various soil. Greenalgh is separated by the Thistleton brook from Elswick. The first earl of Derby erected a castle near the village, of which some slight remains are still visible. Mr. Robert Thompson has a neat newly-built residence at Thistleton, with a large farm attached. These places have been brought under the operation of the Tithe act: the rentcharges for Greenalgh amount to £254. 14., of which £165. 8. are payable to the Dean and Chapter of ChristChurch, Oxford, and £88. 3. to the vicar of Kirkham; and those for Thistleton amount to £121. 13., of which £99 are payable to the Dean and Chapter, and £22. 1. to the vicar. A school is endowed with about £24 per annum.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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