Woodplumpton, Lancashire Family History Guide

Woodplumpton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1743 from chapelry in St Michael on Wyre Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Lower Bartle, Higher Plumpton, Eaves, and Catforth.

Alternative names: Plumpton Wood, Wood Plumpton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1604
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1674

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew
  • Broughton
  • Lund
  • Barton
  • Lancaster St Mary
  • St Michael on Wyre
  • Goosnargh

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PLUMPTON-WOOD, a village and a parochial chapelry in St. Michael-on-Wyre parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancaster and Preston canal, 1¼ mile S W of Barton r. station, and 4¼ NW by N of Preston. The chapelry also contains the hamlets of Catforth, Eaves, Higher Plumpton, and Lower Bartle; and its post town is Preston. Acres, 4,722. Real property, £9,516. Pop. in 1851, 1,574; in 1861, 1,462. Houses, 292. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Birley, Esq. P.-W. House, P.-W. Lodge, Swil-brook House, Barnfield House, Hollowforth, and Bartle Hall are chief residences. Extensive tile and drain-pipeworks are at Eaves and Catforth. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £175. Patron, the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. The church is ancient, and was modernised in 1852. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, an endowed school with £23 a year, a small workhouse, and charities £24.

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


County: Lancashire
Civil Registration District: Preston
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: Preston
Hundred: Amounderness
Province: York