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KIRKLAND, a township in Garstang parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre and the Lancaster canal, 1¼ mile SW of Garstang. It contains Garstang-Churchtown village; and has there the parish church and an endowed school. Acres, 894. Real property, 2,109. Pop., 388. Houses, 83. The manor and most of the land belong to the representatives of the late T. B. Cole, Esq.

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 Kirkland.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Kirkland area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Kirkland was a township in the parish of Garstang.



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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD480436 (Lat/Lon: 53.885967, -2.792621), Kirkland which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Kirkland 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.