The town is commonly abbreviated to Poulton. It is a small market town in Lancashire, England. Poulton is situated on the coastal plain called the Fylde. The estimated population in the town is less than twenty thousand. Several archaeological finds from Roman settlement found that there was an evidence of human habitation from around 12,000 years ago in this part of England. Poulton was a small agricultural settlement in the hundred of Amounderness at the time when Norman conquest the town.
Poulton le Fylde is part of the Blackpool Urban Area and approximately eight kilometers from the town center of Blackpool. Some rails were linked to Blackpool and Preston, and buses were routed to Fylde’s larger towns and villages. The market town has secondary schools and a town library. Baines School and Hodgson Academy are the two secondary schools in Poulton. Farmers’ market was introduced to the public once a month and a Monday market every week in the center of the town which has opened since October 2011.
The Pleasant Rural and Urban
In the earlier centuries of Poulton, there was a custom of the wealthy for burying the dead. It was done during night time, followed by lamp-lit procession throughout the town. The tradition lasted for several decades but in 1732, during the procession of Geoffrey Hornby’s funeral, strong winds blew and caused sparks that elevated in the air from lighted tapers the mourners was carrying. Fire ablaze that resulted to wreckage of low cottages with thatched roofs and buildings in the west of town’s market place. The buildings and houses were eventually replaced with bricks with tile roofs as a product of local fundraising.
The town’s urban area is home to more than twenty thousand people. There are more female than male dwellers in the area and they classified themselves as Whites that belongs to ethnic minorities. The town’s fifteen buildings and structures have been designated by English Heritage as listed buildings for their historical or cultural significance and special architectures. The population growth of the town slowed and Poulton have been reflected as failure to adapt changes of industrial society. Poulton le Fylde is more of well preserved historic town that nurtures culture and flourished bounties of their land. The town’s prosperous harvests made them a market town that provides necessities for other neighboring cities nearby.