Bourne Hill and Hall

Aerial images of Bourne Hill. Click on the image to enlarge.

In 1817, William Latham sketched a couple of views of Bourne Hall. Reproduced courtesy of Lancashire Archives. DP 292 and DP 293.

The crest in one of the rooms shows that it wasn't just an ordinary farmhouse.

The inscriptions (and artist's comments) also give the impression of wealth and power.


By the 20th Century, Bourne Hall had fallen into disrepair and was eventually demolished in the early 1970's.

A sketch map of the farm was made during the demolition and can be found on the maps page.

General Images of the Fylde

These next images were drawn by William Latham in 1817. They are a "View of Poulton", "Poulton from Wardleys", "Rossall", "Rossal warren and River Wyre" and "Carling Stone". Thanks to Lancashire Archives for permission to publish them.


Layton Hall

View over the Ribble

Fox Hall

Outside the Fylde

In our research on Hollowforth Mill a visit was made to Chester Archives to investigate the Warren family archive. As well as the Woodplumpton Estate maps other areas were mapped in 1770. Areas covered include Ribchester, Salesbury, Clayton, Goosnargh, Carnforth. Examples of these are shown below (click to expand).




Many more images are available. Contact the webmaster if you require further information.

The above images are courtesy of Cheshire Archives.

The next set of images show the proposed "improvements" to the River Douglas in order to allow easy transportation of coal to the River Ribble. Dated 1712 the attempt was temporarily abandoned because of the lack of funds due to the South Sea Bubble. Thanks to Lancashire Archives for permission to publish these images (DP 175).


Other Maps


Thornber's map of Kirkham 1850's

This is Thornber's sketch map of the Roman Fort area of Kirkham.

A more modern map of the fort area is shown below:-

Bourne Hall

A sketch was made of Bourne Hall as it was being demolished.


Fylde Coast (1689)

Image taken from "Great Britain's Coastal Pilot" produced by Captain Greenvillle Collins.

Wyre Estuary

Image (by kind permission of LRO) of the Wyre and the Fleetwood-Hesketh Estate between 1824 and 1836.

OS Maps

Bourne Hill and Hall

These are fragments of the 2500 and 10000 series. Permission to reproduce these images has been given by Lancashire Records Office. Original maps can be found there.



One area of interest historically, is Skippool. Over the years it has been suggested that it could be Portus Setantiorum so it is an area that warrants investigation.

This tithe map is of the area in the 1840's. The area circled show the dam/weir used to control the water for the mill.

Looking at the first OS maps of the area we have.

The area around Skippool has long been an important sanctuary on the Wyre.  Metal detecting on the western side of the river, to the north of Skippool, has uncovered a number of coins which range in date from early Roman to modern times.