Eagland Hill

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Eagland Hill
Farmland near Birk's Farm - geograph.org.uk - 220763.jpg
Farmland near Birk's Farm
Eagland Hill is located in the Borough of Wyre
Eagland Hill
Eagland Hill
Shown within Wyre Borough
Eagland Hill is located in the Fylde
Eagland Hill
Eagland Hill
Shown on the Fylde
Eagland Hill is located in Lancashire
Eagland Hill
Eagland Hill
Location within Lancashire
Population272 [1](2001)
OS grid referenceSD429452
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR3
Dialling code01253
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°54′00″N 2°52′05″W / 53.900°N 2.868°W / 53.900; -2.868Coordinates: 53°54′00″N 2°52′05″W / 53.900°N 2.868°W / 53.900; -2.868

Eagland Hill is a rural hamlet in the civil parish of Pilling, in the county of Lancashire, England. It lies in a part of the Fylde, west of Garstang, known locally as Over Wyre. The church, dedicated to St Mark, dates from 1870. The area attracts many bird-watchers, due to the number of rare birds.

St Mark's Church[edit]

The church's foundation stone was laid, on 13 August 1869, by co-founder James Jenkinson and the church was opened on St Mark's Day, 20 April, in the following year. Jenkinson's cottage was the first house to be built in the village, in 1814, and the church altar is located where the cottage fireplace once stood. The church does not have a graveyard.[2]

St.Mark's Church, Eagland Hill

The family history of James Jenkinson has been extensively researched. "Owd Jemmy" was born in 1786 in Kirkland. He married Ellen Fisher on 6 June 1808, at St Helen's Church, Churchtown, and with her had fourteen children. He died in 1874 at Birks Farm, Eagland Hill, and was buried at St John the Baptist's Church, Pilling.[3]

Next to the church is the church hall which still has, in use, a Victorian letter-box.

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