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MYERSCOUGH, a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, and near the Preston and Lancaster railway, 3 miles S of Garstang. Acres, 2,740. Real property, 4,263. Pop., 426. Houses, 79. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. Myerscough Hall is the seat of Major E. Cunliffe; and Myerscough House, of J. Cunliffe, Esq. Fairs for fatstock are held on 15 April and the Monday after Rogation-day.

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 Myerscough.

Church History

Church Records

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

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


View maps of Myerscough and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD498401 (Lat/Lon: 53.854689, -2.764665), Myerscough which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Myerscough 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.