Pilling, Lancashire Family History Guide

Pilling is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1756 from chapelry in Garstang Ancient Parish and Cockerham Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1630
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1688

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PILLING, a village and a township-chapelry in Garstang parish, Lancashire. The village stands near Lancaster bay, 6½ miles W of Scorton r. station, and 6½ N W by W of Garstang; and has a post-office under Preston. The chapelry comprises 8,017 acres. Real property, £6,850. Pop. in 1851, 1,281; in 1861, 1,388. Houses, 234. Much of the land is peat-moss; and large quantities of turf are cut. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £124. Patrons, E. Hornby and J. Gardner, Esqs. The church was rebuilt in 1735. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a slightly endowed national school.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Garstang
  • 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: Garstang
  • Hundred: Amounderness
  • Province: York