FISHWICK, a township in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 1½ mile E of Preston. Acres, 672. Real property, £7,431; of which £50 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1,005; in 1861, 1,884. Houses, 318. Many of the inhabitants are factory operatives. Fishwick Hall is the seat of the Shaws.John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Fishwick.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Fishwick area is Preston and South Ribble


Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Fishwick to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Fishwick was a township in the parish of Preston.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.


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