In his 1878 History of the Fylde of Lancashire, John Porter described Kirkham as “.. probably the earliest inhabited locality in the Fylde district”. The town is pre Roman in its origin with a name originating from the Danish “Kirk” (church) and “ham” (Saxon for settlement or home). In the Domesday book of 1086 it appears under the name of Chicheham. At one time the town had eleven mills, the last to be built being Progress Mill in 1915.
Kirkham is very much the heart of rural Fylde and there are several hostelries and eateries including Book Bean & Ice Cream (which has welcomed many celebrities for book signings) and many amenities including a library, railway station (Kirkham and Wesham), market, independently owned shops and church. For more information about Kirkham, click here.
Kirkham is currently undergoing a regeneration project with new public performance space to be provided – details here soon!
The multi award winning Ribby Hall Village is nearby.