Kirkham, Lancashire

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Kirkham is a town in Lancashire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Kirkham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Kirkham in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Kirkham in the Domesday Book

A village in Amounderness hundred, in the county of Yorkshire. is a Good Stuff website.