Poulton in 1839
Poulton is in Amounderness hundred, 16 miles north-west of Preston and 234 from London. The parish contains 15,400 acres, and had in 1831 a population of 4,082, it is divided into five townships ; that of Poulton contains 1,150 acres, with a population of 1,025. The town is about a mile from the estuary of the Wyre. The church was rebuilt in the last century, except the tower, which is one of the time of Charles I. There are three or four dissenting places of worship. The living is a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Richmond and diocese of Chester, of the clear yearly value of £257, with a glebe-house. The town has neither trade nor manufactures. There were in the town-ship in 1833 six day-schools with 108 children, Sunday-schools with 300 children. The endowed grammar-school of Hardhorn township in this parish is free to the children of Poulton township ; in 1833 it had 140 children.