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This is the Middleton near Lancaster. There is also another Middleton north of Manchester.

"MIDDLETON, a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on Morecambe bay, N of the river Lune, 4½ miles WSW of Lancaster. Acres, 1,229. Real property, £1,801. Pop., 182. Houses, 32. Middleton-Tower is the seat of T. Fielden, Esq."

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster and Morecambe libraries.



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Middleton 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 Middleton area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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

Historical Geography

In 1835 Middleton was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Middleton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Middleton (near Lancaster) to another place.


View maps of Middleton and places within its boundaries.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD423587 (Lat/Lon: 54.021064, -2.882191), Middleton which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Middleton 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.