Lancashire Hundreds

Lanacashire used the term Hundred to define an anicent area of administration. This probably comes from the area having to supply 100 armed knights to serve the monarch. Lancashire was divided into six Hundreds for taxation purposes until the 19th century, these being:-

Amounderness - to the North of Preston and to the South of Lancaster.

Blackburn - to the east of Preston and to the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Leyland - to the south of Preston and to Standish.

Lonsdale was divided into two areas:-

  • Lonsdale (North) - this area consisted of Barrow-in-Furness, Cartmel.
  • Lonsdale (South) - this area consisted of Lancaster, North Lancashire.

Salford - this is roughly the Greater Manchester area.

West Derby - this consists of all of west Lancashire to the Mersey.

These six Hundreds where divided into the following townships:-

Amounderness

  • Alston with Hothersall
  • Ashton
  • Barton with Hothersall
  • Bilsborough
  • Bispham with Norbreck
  • Bleasdale Forest
  • Broughton
  • Brining with Kellemergh
  • Carleton
  • Catterall
  • Claughton
  • Clifton
  • Elston
  • Elswick
  • Fishwick
  • Freckleton
  • Garstang
  • Goosenargh
  • Great Eccleston
  • Great Singleton
  • Greenhalgh with Thistleton
  • Grimsargh with Brockholes
  • Haighton
  • Hambleton
  • Hardhorn with Newton
  • Inskip with Sowerby
  • Kirkham
  • Layton with Warbreck
  • Lea
  • Little Eccleston with Larbreck
  • Little Singleton1
  • Lytham
  • Marton
  • Medlargh with Wesham
  • Myerscough Forest
  • Newton with Scales
  • Outer Rawcliffe
  • Poulton
  • Preesall with Hackinsall
  • Preston
  • Ribbleton
  • Ribby with Wray
  • Stalmin with Staynall
  • Thayles
  • Thornton
  • Upper Rawcliffe
  • Warton
  • Westby with Plumpton
  • Weeton with Preese
  • Wood Plumpton
  • Whittingham

Blackburn

  • Aighton
  • Altham
  • Bailey2
  • Balderstone
  • Billington
  • Blackburn
  • Bolland Forest
  • Brerecliff with Extwistle
  • Burnley
  • Chardgley2
  • Chatburne
  • Chipping
  • Church
  • Clayton-in-le-Dale
  • Clayton-in-le-Moors
  • Clitheroe
  • Cliveger
  • Cole Coats3
  • Colne
  • Cuerdale
  • Downham
  • Dutton
  • Foulrigg
  • Great Harwood
  • Great Pendleton
  • Hapton
  • Haslingden
  • Henthorne3
  • Heyhouses
  • Huntcoat
  • Ighton Hill Park
  • Little Harewood
  • Little Pendleton
  • Livesay with Tockholes
  • Marsden
  • Mearley
  • Mellor with Eccleshill
  • Mitton
  • Nether Darwen
  • New Accrington
  • Old Accrington
  • Osbaldiston
  • Oswaldtwistle
  • Over Darwen
  • Padiham
  • Pendle Forest
  • Pleasington
  • Read
  • Ribchester with Dilworth
  • Rishton
  • Rossendale
  • Sailsbury
  • Samlesbury
  • Simonstone
  • Thornley with Wheatley
  • Twiston
  • Walton-in-le-dale
  • Whalley
  • Whilpshire with Dinkley
  • Whitton
  • Wiswall
  • Worsthorne
  • Worston

West Derby

  • Abram25
  • Allerton
  • Altcar
  • Appleton34
  • Ashton in Makerfield
  • Astley
  • Atherton
  • Aughton
  • Ayntree31
  • Dalton26
  • Ford31
  • Garston
  • Golbourne23
  • Great Crosby33
  • Great Woolton
  • Haigh
  • Hale
  • Halewood24
  • Hallsall
  • Haydock
  • Hindley
  • Holland
  • Hulme35
  • Huyton
  • Ince Blundell
  • Ince
  • Kenyon32
  • Kirkdale
  • Knowsley
  • Latham
  • Leigh
  • Litherland
  • Little Crosby28
  • Little Woolton
  • Liverpool
  • Lowton
  • Lydiate
  • Maghull
  • Melling
  • Orrel31
  • Pemberton29
  • Pennington30
  • Poulton36
  • Robey27
  • Speak
  • Sutton
  • Tarbock
  • Thornton
  • Tildesley with Shackerley
  • Walton and Fazackerley
  • Warrington
  • Wavertree
  • West Leigh
  • Whiston
  • Widness
  • Wigan
  • Windle
  • Winwick
  • Woolston

Leyland

  • Adlington8
  • Anderton11
  • Beconsall12
  • Bispham13
  • Bindle
  • Bretherton
  • Charnock Richard
  • Chorley
  • Clayton
  • Copull
  • Croston
  • Cuerdon5
  • Duxbury
  • Eccleston
  • Euxton
  • Farrington
  • Heapey13
  • Heath Charnock
  • Hesketh
  • Heskin9
  • Hoghton
  • Howick10
  • Leyland
  • Little Hoole16
  • Longton
  • Mawdsley
  • Much Hoole16
  • Parbold17
  • Rufford7
  • Skevington
  • Standish, with Langtree
  • Tarleton
  • Ulveswalton4
  • Welch Whittle15
  • Wheelton13
  • Whittle-in-the-Woods5
  • Withnall13
  • Worthington6
  • Wrightington

Lonsdale

  • Aldingham
  • Arkholme with Cawood
  • Ashton
  • Bare 19,
  • Bolton
  • Broughton
  • Buck with Aldcliff
  • Burnwick18
  • Burrow
  • Cansfield
  • Carnforth
  • Caton with Claughton
  • Cockerham
  • Dalton with Furness
  • Dalton with Hutton
  • Ellel
  • Farleton
  • Gressingham
  • Halton
  • Heysham
  • Heaton with Oxcliff
  • Holker
  • Hornby
  • Kirkby Ireleth
  • Lancaster
  • Leck
  • Leece
  • Lower Alithwaite
  • Melling with Wreaton
  • Middleton
  • Nether Kellet
  • Over Kellet
  • Overton
  • Pennington
  • Poulton
  • Quarn Moor
  • Scotforth
  • Skirton
  • Slyne with Hest
  • Tatham with Ireby
  • Thurnham
  • Torrisholme19
  • Tunstall
  • Ulverston
  • Upper Alithwaite
  • Warton
  • Wennington
  • Whittington
  • Wray
  • Wyersdale
  • Yealand with Silverdale

Salford

  • Anglezark22
  • Ashton-under-Line
  • Barton
  • Blackrod with Aspull
  • Bolton with Hamlets
  • Bury with Hamlets
  • Butterworth
  • Castleton
  • Chadderton
  • Cheetham
  • Chorlton Row
  • Clifton
  • Crompton
  • Edgworth with Hamlets
  • Farnworth
  • Flixton
  • Halliwell21
  • Harwood with Hamlets
  • Heaton Norris
  • Heaton
  • Horwich21
  • Hulton, magna
  • Hulton, middle
  • Hulton, parva
  • Hundersfield
  • Kearsley20
  • Lostock22
  • Manchester
  • Oldham
  • Pendlebury
  • Pendleton
  • Pilkington
  • Prestwich
  • Radcliff
  • Reddish
  • Rivington
  • Royton
  • Rumsworth20
  • Salford
  • Spotland
  • Stretford
  • Tottington
  • Turton with Longworth
  • Urmston
  • West Houghton
  • Withington
  • Worsley

Footnotes

  • 1with Great Singleton
  • 2with Aighton
  • 3with Mitton
  • 4with Bretherton
  • 5with Clayton
  • 6with Copull
  • 7with Croston
  • 8with Duxbury
  • 9with Eccleston
  • 10with Farrington
  • 11with Charnock Heath
  • 12with Hesketh
  • 13with Hoghton
  • 14with Mawdsley
  • 15with Skevingon
  • 16with Tarleton
  • 17with Wrightington
  • 18with Carnforth
  • 19with Poulton
  • 20with Farnworth
  • 21with Heaton
  • 22with Rivington
  • 23with Haydock
  • 24with Hale
  • 25with Hindley
  • 26with Holland
  • 27with Hutton
  • 28with Ince Blundell
  • 29with Ince
  • 30with Leigh
  • 31with Litherland
  • 32with Lowton
  • 33with Tornton
  • 34with Widnes
  • 35with Winwick
  • 36with Woolston
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