Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton

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Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton
Thatched Cottages - geograph.org.uk - 41962.jpg
Thatched farm house and buildings at Thistleton
Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton is located in Lancashire
Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton
Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton
 Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton shown within Lancashire
Population 462 (2001)
OS grid reference SD406378
Civil parish Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton
District Fylde
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR4
Dialling code 01995
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Fylde
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°50′00″N 2°54′07″W / 53.833304°N 2.901921°W / 53.833304; -2.901921

Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton is a civil parish on the Fylde in Lancashire, England. It has a population of 462.[1]

The parish is in the Borough of Fylde, and contains the hamlets of Greenhalgh, Thistleton, Esprick and Corner Row. It is part of the ward of Singleton and Greenhalgh, which elects one councillor.[2] As of 2008 it is represented by Maxine Chew, an independent councillor.[3]

The main road through the parish is the A585 Kirkham to Fleetwood road; there is also a junction with the M55 motorway (M55 J3, Wesham Circle) in the south of the parish. The linear settlement of Esprick is situated along the A585, with Corner Row further south where the road crosses the M55. Greenhalgh is to the west, and Thistleton in the north east corner of the parish. Greenhalgh is adjacent to Wesham. The surrounding area is agricultural land.

Thistleton has been designated as a conservation area since 1975.[4]

There is a bus service, although not frequent, provided by Stagecoach. Route 76, one of the company's "Fylde Villager" services, connects the hamlets to Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham, Lytham and St Annes.[5] From May 2009, the Fylde Villager bus service 76 has been operated by Coastal Coaches of Warton. The service now runs on an hourly basis, in both directions, on a route between St. Annes Square and Blackpool.

The nearest railway station is Kirkham and Wesham, with Poulton-le-Fylde a little further away.

History[edit]

The Doomsday Book records the village as "Greneholf".[6]

On Fleetwood Old Road is the former Ebenezer Congregational chapel, founded in 1851 and now converted into a private dwelling.[7]

Etymology[edit]

Greenhalghe came from OE grēne "green" and healh, halh "corner, hook; haugh" (related to holh "hollow; cave"). The name is pronounced as /ˈɡrinhælʃ/ or /ˈɡrinhɔːlʃ/.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Fylde Retrieved 8 February 2010
  2. ^ The Stationery Office: The Borough of Fylde (Electoral Changes) Order 2001 Retrieved 8 February 2010
  3. ^ "Singleton and Greenhalgh". Fylde Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-12-31. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions". Fylde Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-12-31. [dead link]
  5. ^ "The Fylde Villager". Stagecoach North West. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  6. ^ Fishwick, Henry (1874), The Hostory of the Parish of Kirkham, in the County of Lancaster, published by the Chetham Society, ("Remains Historical and Literary connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester - VOL XCII"), p. 8
  7. ^ "Ebenezer, Greenhalgh - Congregational". genuki.org.uk. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Pointon, G.E. (1983) BBC Pronouncing Dictionary for British Names, 2nd. ed.,Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780192129765

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