Wardle was first mentioned in 1198 and the name means ‘lookout hill’, according to ‘The Place Names of Lancashire’ by David Mills, 1976.
Read about the history of Wardle here.
Wardle is mentioned in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey and in other medieval deeds and charters.
Wardle Charters in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey
Wardle was spelled as Wordul and Wardul in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey.
Here are some charters (in Medieval Latin)