A list of householders & farmers in Weeton,
TOWNSHIP has a considerable village, 3 miles N.E. from Kirkham. It is in the
parliamentary division of the Fylde, and in the Fylde county council division and Union. The parish
council consists of five members. A cattle fair, of ancient standing, is held here on Trinity
Monday and Tuesday. The township has an area of 2,971 acres, and the principal landowners are the
Earl of Derby, and the Executors of T. H. Miller.
Population in 1841, 545 ; 1851, 465 ; 1861, 465 ;1871, 433 ; 1881, 425 ; 1891,
378 ; 1901, 374 ; and 1921, 361. Rateable value, £2,570.
PREESE HALL was the ancient seat of the Skilithorns, and was much damaged by
fire in 1732, by which a loss of £1,374 was sustained, and the private chapel destroyed. In 1864
that portion of the mansion which had survived the conflagration, and had been repaired, was pulled
down. The site is now occupied by a farm house, and is the property of the Exors. of T. H. Miller,
The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Michael, stands a short distance from the village,
and was built in 1843 by subscription, to which the Earl of Derby was a liberal contributor. It was
enlarged in 1852, and underwent in 1880 a thorough restoration at a cost of about £450, and a new
organ was erected. The church is seated for 296 persons, and 146 of the sittings are free. The
benefice is a vicarage, value about £300, in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkham and held by the
Rev. Robert W. M. Holme, M.A.
In 1861 this township was united with Greenhalgh, etc., and the two Plumptons to
form an ecclesiastical parish.
The NATIONAL SCHOOL was erected in 1845 by subscription and a grant of £30 from
the National Society, and it was rebuilt in 1886. It has an endowment of about £8 a year, and the
interest of £190 left by Mrs. Dewhurst, of Kirkham. Average attendance, 60 children.
Parish Council.—R. G.Thompson, W. Ibbison, L. Threlfall„ W. H. Carter, and
Rural District Councilor : Robert G. Thompson.
Post, Money Order and Telegraph Office at Mrs. Threlfall's. Letters, via
Kirkham, arrive at 7-40 a.m., and are despatched at 9-20 a.m. and 6-30 p.m.