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Coordinates: 54°04′26″N 2°51′29″W / 54.074°N 2.858°W / 54.074; -2.858 Poulton-le-Sands is one of three small villages that combined to create Morecambe, Lancashire, England, the other two being Torrisholme and Bare. A local board of health was established in 1852, which, taking its name from Morecambe Bay, became the borough of Morecambe in 1902.[1]

Poulton is known locally for its many murals which depict the origin of Poulton as a fishing village.[2] Artist Patricia Haskey-Knowles completed several of these in the Morecambe Bay area.[3]

Poulton was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Poltune. It later became Poulton and remained this way for a number of centuries. The name 'Poulton' is likely a combination of Old English pull or pōl, meaning 'pool' and tūn meaning 'farmstead'.[4] It was towards the end of the eighteenth or the beginning of the nineteenth century that the Le-Sands was added. This was to distinguish it from another Poulton located near Blackpool which is now Poulton-le-Fylde.


  1. ^ "Townships: Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme". british-history.ac.uk.
  2. ^ "Fisherman mural - Back Green Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, UK. - Murals on Waymarking.com". waymarking.com.
  3. ^ Chris Price. "Patricia Haskey". phk-art.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Poulton - Oxford Reference". oxfordreference.com.