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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.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Heysham.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Heysham 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.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heysham area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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


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


View maps of Heysham and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD414609 (Lat/Lon: 54.040733, -2.896351), Heysham which are provided by:

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.


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.