Layton

LAYTON, with Warbrick, a township, in the parish of Bispham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles (S. W.) from Poulton; containing 1968 inhabitants. Layton is mentioned in the Domesday survey, and in former times was of some importance as containing a mansion belonging to the ancient family of Botiller or Butler, barons of Warrington, and afterwards to the Rigbys; while, at the same time, it enjoyed the privilege of a weekly market and an annual fair, obtained by Robert Botiller. In the reign of Elizabeth, Layton and Warbrick were held by Thomas Fleetwood. The township lies on the coast, and comprises 2401a. 28p. of land. Of the tithe rent-charges, £1. 4. are payable to an impropriator, £38. 3. to the perpetual curate of Trinity Chapel, South-Shore, and £201. 17. to the curate of Bispham, who has also a glebe of 4 acres. In this township is Blackpool, which see.

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

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