Lytham Lancashire Family History Guide

Lytham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Lytham St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish, created in 1851 from Lytham Parish.

Parish churches: St. Cuthbert, St John

Parish registers begin: 1679

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Scotch Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Lytham

Historical Descriptions

Beeton's British Gazetteer 1870

LYTHAM, a watering-place of England, in Lancashire, situated on the Ribble, 6 miles S.W. from Kirkham. It contains two churches, several chapels for nonconformists, baths, and assembly-rooms. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in shipbuilding and sail making. Post town, Preston. It has a money ord. off. Pop. 3194. It is a telegraph station, and a station on the Manchester and Preston and Wyre branch of the London and North Western Railway.

Source: Beeton's British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LYTHAM, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Fylde district, Lancashire. The town stands on the N shore of the Ribble estuary, at the meeting-point of two branch railways from respectively the Preston and Wyre railway and the town of Blackpool, 8 miles SSE of Blackpool, and 12 W of Preston; is a sub-port to Preston, a watering-place, and a seat of petty sessions; presents a new, neat, and clean appearance; enjoys fine amenities of beach, environs, and climate; has undergone many improvements by a board of commissioners under a local act; and has a post office under Preston, a railway station with telegraph, a neat market-house of 1848, a county constabulary station, assembly-rooms, public baths, billiard-rooms, several first-class hotels, a number of respectable lodging-houses, two churches, three dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, two endowed schools, two national schools, several good private and boarding schools, a long marine parade, and a long steamboat pier. St. Cuthbert's or the parochial church was rebuilt in 1834; is a neat structure of red brick; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and contains monuments of the Clifton family. St. John's church stands on the E beach; was built in 1850; and is a stone edifice in the early English style. The Independent chapel stands in Westby-street, and is a handsome recent structure. The marine parade was formed by levelling the beach; is 2 miles long; and commands a fine view across the estuary. The pier was constructed in 1865; is 914 feet long; and, besides serving for steamboats from Blackpool, Southport, and other places, forms a splendid promenade. The branch railway from the Preston and Wyre line was opened in 1846; and that from Blackpool was opened in 1863. Lytham Pool, about a mile E of the town, serves as an entrepôt to Preston; accommodates large vessels for the discharging of their cargoes into smaller crafts; and has a graving dock for building and repairing vessels. A custom-house is on the E beach; and a lifeboat station is near.—The parish comprises 5,177 acres of land, and 10,365 of water or foreshore. Real property, £15,425; of which £135 are in gas-works. Pop in 1851,2,698; in 1861, 3,194. Houses, 552. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the attractions of the town as a watering-place. The manor, with Lytham Hall, belongs to Col. John Talbot Clifton. The hall stands on the NW side of the town; was erected between 1757 and 1764: and is a spacious mansion. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Durham abbey, was founded on or near the site of the Hall, in the time of Richard I., by Roger Fitz-Roger; and some remains of it are included in the Hall. A portion of the parish which had a pop. of 1,579 in 1861 was constituted a separate charge, under the name of L. St. John, in 1851. The head living is a vicarage, that of St. John a p. curacy, in the dio. of Chester. Value of the head living, £131:  of St. John, £60. Patron of both, Col. J. T. Clifton. The sub-district contains also the Poulton-le-Fylde hamlet of Little Marton. Pop., 3,627. Houses, 620.

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

Parish Registers

The Catholic Registers of St. Peter's, Lytham Lancashire 1753-1829 - View Online

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

St. Anne parish church, St. Annes-on-Sea (Heyhouses), burial registers, memorial inscriptions, 1873-1993 : Church Road, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancs. (Grid Reference 327294) Author: Horner, Sylvia; Church of England. St. Anne's Church (St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire)

St. Cuthbert parish church, Lytham, index [and] burial registers, grave registers, monumental inscriptions, 1761-1990 : Church Road, Lytham, Lancashire (O.S. Sheet 102 Grid Ref. SD 355 275) Author: Speake, J.; Kay, G.; Kay, R. S.; Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire)

Census

Census returns for Lytham, 1841-1891

Church history

Centenary commemoration souvenir and a short history of Lytham Congregational Church, 1868 to 1968 Author: Rotherham, G. A; Lytham Congregational Church

The history of the parish of Lytham in the county of Lancaster Author: Fishwick, Henry, 1835-1914

The history of the parish of Lytham in the county of Lancaster Author: Fishwick, Henry, 1835-1914

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for St. Andrew's Church, Leyland, 1622-1846 Author: Church of England. St. Andrew's Church (Leyland, Lancashire); Church of England. St. James' Church (Leyland, Lancashire); Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire)

Lancashire burial register, Lytham, St.Cuthberts Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire); Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Parish registers for St. Cuthbert's Church, Lytham, 1679-1900 Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert's Church (Lytham, Lancashire)

Parish registers for St. John's Church, Lytham, 1849-1900 Author: Church of England. St. John's Church (Lytham, Lancashire)

The registers of the parish church of Lytham in the county of Lancaster : baptisms and burials, 1679-1761; weddings, 1679-1754 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire); Brierley, Henry, 1846-1933

St. Anne parish church, St. Annes-on-Sea (Heyhouses), burial registers, memorial inscriptions, 1873-1993 : Church Road, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancs. (Grid Reference 327294) Author: Horner, Sylvia; Church of England. St. Anne's Church (St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire)

St. Cuthbert parish church, Lytham, baptism registers, 1761-1900 : Church Road, Lytham, Lancashire (O. S. sheet 102 Grid Ref. SD 355 275) Author: Wilson, David; Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire)

St. Cuthbert parish church, Lytham, index [and] burial registers, grave registers, monumental inscriptions, 1761-1990 : Church Road, Lytham, Lancashire (O.S. Sheet 102 Grid Ref. SD 355 275) Author: Speake, J.; Kay, G.; Kay, R. S.; Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire)

St. Cuthbert parish church, Lytham, marriage registers, 1754-1908 : Church Road, Lytham, Lancashire (O.S. sheet 102 Grid Ref. SD 355 275) Author: Wilson, David; Church of England. Parish Church of Lytham (Lancashire)

St. Peter's R. C. Church, Lytham, burial registers, 1857-1885, 1892-1956, 1996-1998 : Clifton Street, Lytham, nr. Preston, Lancashire (O.S. sheet 102 Grid Ref. SD 370 272) Author: Hothersall, Bill; Hothersall, Jennie; Cross, Joan; Catholic Church. St. Peter's (Lytham, Lancashire)

St. Peter's R. C. Church, Lytham, index [of] marriage registers, 1837-1940 : Clifton Street, Lytham, nr. Preston, Lancashire (O.S. sheet 102, grid ref. SD 378 282) Author: Hothersall, Bill; Hothersall, Jennie; Cross, Joan; Catholic Church. St. Peter's (Lytham, Lancashire)

St. Peter's R.C. Church, Lytham, index of baptism register, 1856-1899 : Clifton Street, Lytham, nr. Preston, Lancashire (O.S. sheet 102, grid ref. SD 378 282) Author: Hothersall, Bill; Hothersall, Jennie; Cross, Joan; Catholic Church. St. Peter's (Lytham, Lancashire)

Whiteside names listed in the St. Cuthbert (Church of England) parish registers, Lytham, Lancaster County, England 1679 - 1900 Author: Whiteside, Don, 1931-

Computer printout of Lytham, Lancs., Eng

Computer printout of Lytham, St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Lancs., Eng

Directories

General and commercial directory of Preston, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham, St. Annes ..

History

Lytham Author: Ashton, E.

Our windmill heritage : the story of Lytham windmill Author: Adams, Marilyn

The parish church of St. Anne, St. Annes-on-the-Sea : a century of achievement : a short history of the parish church Author: Holliday, Evelyne

Manors

Clifton muniments

Maps

Lytham, 1908 Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Street by street Blackpool Preston : Chorley, Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Leyland, Lytham St. Anne's, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Woods, Coppull, Freckleton, Kirkham, Knott End-on-Sea, Longton, Preesall, Thornton, Warton Author: Automoblie Association (Great Britain)

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Administration

  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Fylde
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries -
  • Amounderness
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Amounderness
  • Poor Law Union: Fylde
  • Hundred: Amounderness
  • Province: York