Farington, Lancashire Family History Guide

Farington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1843 from Penwortham Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Farrington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1826
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bamber Bridge St Saviour
  • Walton le Dale
  • Leyland
  • Penwortham
  • Longton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FARRINGTON, a township and a chapelry in Penwortham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Lostock, and on the Preston and Wigan railway, 4 miles S of Preston; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Preston. Acres, 1,786. Real property, £7,174. Pop., 1,791. Houses, 311. The property is divided among a few. Farrington House and Farrington Lodge are chief residences. Part of the land is marshy. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills. The chapelry is more extensive than the township; and was constituted in 1843. Pop., 2,292. Houses, 407. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £120. Patron, the Incumbent of Penwortham. The church is modern. There is a free school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Maps

[Vision of Britain historical maps](https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps?layer=europe&xMin=3174577.24698&yMin=3035306.24686&xMax=3211577.24698&yMax=3072306.24686FARRINGTON, a township and a chapelry in Penwortham parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Lostock, and on the Preston and Wigan railway, 4 miles S of Preston; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Preston. Acres, 1, 786. Real property, £7, 174. Pop., 1, 791. Houses, 311. The property is divided among a few. Farrington House and Farrington Lodge are chief residences. Part of the land is marshy. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills. The chapelry is more extensive than the township; and was constituted in 1843. Pop., 2, 292. Houses, 407. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £120. Patron, the Incumbent of Penwortham. The church is modern. There is a free school.)

Administration

  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Preston
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Leyland
  • Poor Law Union: Preston
  • Hundred: Leyland
  • Province: York