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Heysham, par. and vil., N. Lancashire, on Morecambe Bay, 5 miles SW. of Lancaster, 1774 ac., pop. 632; P.O.; in vicinity are the seats of Heysham Hall, Heysham Lodge, and Heysham Tower; at High Heysham are remains of an ancient chapel, the property of the Stanleys.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster and Morecambe libraries.


  • St Peter, Main Street, Church of England



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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heysham area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heysham 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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