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ALDINGHAM, a parish in Ulverstone district, Lancashire; on Morecambe bay, 4 miles E of Furness Abbey r. station, and 5 S by W of Ulverstone. It includes the divisions of Gleaston and Leece. Post Town, Bardsea under Ulverstone. Acres, 4,694. Real property, 8,497. Pop., 1,011. Houses, 186. The property is much sub-divided. Much land formerly in the parish has been carried off by the sea. Gleaston Castle, now a ruin of three towers, with connecting walls, was a seat of the Flemings, and of the Duke of Suffolk, the father of Lady Jane Grey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, 1,093.* Patron, the Crown. The church is very good. The p. curacy of Dendron is a separate benefice. Charities, 15.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Church History

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Aldingham parish from Mannix & Co., History, Topography and Directory of Westmorland, 1851.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Aldingham was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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