This is the parish of Claughton to the east of Lancaster. There is also a township of Claughton near Garstang.

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Claughton, par., N. Lancashire, on river Lune, 7 miles NE. of Lancaster, 1581 ac., pop. 100.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster and Morecambe libraries.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Claughton.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Claughton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

The registers of the parish church, St Chad, have been published by the Lancashire Parish Register Society as follows.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Claughton area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Claughton which are provided by:


Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Claughton to another place.


View maps of Claughton and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD563663 (Lat/Lon: 54.090745, -2.669619), Claughton which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Claughton 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.