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Grimsargh with Brockholes
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GRIMSARGH is a township, 4 miles north-east from Preston, with a station on the Preston and Longridge section of the London and North Western and Lancashire and Yorkshire joint railway, and was formed into a parish 14 May 1875, from the civil parish of Preston, and comprises the townships of Grimsargh-with-Brockholes and Elston, in the Blackpool division of the county, Amounderness petty sessional division and hundred, Preston union and county court district, Preston rural Deanery, Lancaster archdeaconery and diocese of Manchester. Part of the township of Grimsargh, by the Preston improvement act, 1880 (43 & 44 Vic. cap. 118) is included within the extended borough of Preston.
BROCKHOLES is on the north bank of the Ribble, 2.5 miles east from Preston station.
from Kelly's Lancashire Directory, 1895
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GRIMSARGH, a township and a chapelry in Preston parish, Lancashire. The township is conjoint with Brockholes; lies on the Preston and Longridge railway, n ear the river Ribble, 4 miles NE of Preston; and has a station on the railway. Post town, Preston. Acres, 1,945. Real property, £3,258. Pop., 301. house, 55. Pop. of G., exclusive of B., 247. house, 45. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. A. Cross, Esq. The chapelry is more extensive than the township. Pop., 354. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £77.* Patron, the Vicar of Preston. The church was recently restored and enlarged; consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with a porch; and has a brass of the Cross family.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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