Great Eccleston

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ECCLESTON (Great), a township in St. Michael-on-Wyre parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 5½ miles SW of Garstang. It has a post office under Garstang. Acres, 1,412. Real property, 3,637. Pop., 641. Houses, 141. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics. See Copp.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Garstang library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Great Eccleston.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Great Eccleston area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Great Eccleston was a township in the parish of St. Michaels.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.



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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Great Eccleston 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.


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