Useful Links


The St Wilfrid's website includes histories of St Wilfrid's, Ribchester and St Saviour, Stydd. It also contains some useful information on tracing your family history by Ann Jepson.

Ribchester Parish Council

The Romans

Ribchester Roman Museum is dedicated to the Romano-British history of Bremetenacum Veteranorum, the Roman name for Ribchester. contains information about almost every Roman settlement, fort, camp and quarry in the British Isles, including Ribchester.

Legio II Augusta have become regular visitors to Ribchester. Their website includes a host of information on Roman civil and military life.

King Cotton

Cottontown tells the story of cotton manufacturing, from its origins as a cottage industry, through the boom times when Cotton was King, and on to its eventual decline.

Lancashire History

The Lancashire County Council website contains some excellent resources. Look at some Old Maps of Lancashire, including this 1890 OS Map of Ribchester and this 1950s OS Map of Longridge (including Ribchester). The site also has some interesting information on Roman Roads in Lancashire and other Historic Highways in the county.

Lancashire County Council had recently published a series of reports about the historic towns of Lancashire. They form a detailed and informative review of the physical, social and economic history of each area, including a detailed report about the parish of Ribchester: The Lancashire Historic Towns Survey

Other Local History Societies

Ribchester Local History Society is affiliated to the Lancashire Local History Federation. Find out what other Lancashire History Societies have been up to.