Nether Wyresdale

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WYERSDALE (Nether), a township in Garstang parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 4 miles NNE of Garstang. It contains Scorton village and Dolphinholme cotton factory; and comprises 3,640 acres. Real property, 3,892. Pop., 667. Houses, 121. The manor belongs to P. Ormrod, Esq. Wyre Side is the seat of H. Garnett, 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 Nether Wyresdale.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Nether Wyresdale area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

Information about Scorton village.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Nether Wyresdale was a township in the parish of Garstang.



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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Nether Wyresdale 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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