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Alston

ALSTON, a township and a subdistrict, in the district of Preston, Lancashire. The township is in the parish of Ribchester; and lies adjacent to Longridge railway, near Longridge fell, 2 miles N of the river Ribble, 7 miles NE of Preston. Acres, 1,989. Real property, £5,268. Pop. 1,098. Houses, 213. A chief residence is Alston Lodge. The subdistrict comprises all the parish of Ribchester and part of the parish of Preston. Acres, 11,773. Pop., 4,414. Houses, 850.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Clitheroe library.

Cemeteries

Census

Churches

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Alston area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Alston was a township in the parish of Ribchester.
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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD612336 (Lat/Lon: 53.797249, -2.590543), Alston which are provided by:

Probate Records

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

Societies

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