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SCOTFORTH, a village and a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancaster and Preston railway, 1¾ mi1e S of Lancaster; and contains a number of genteel houses. The township includes the hamlet of Langthwaite, and comprises 2,764acres. Real property, £6,117; of which £30 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 693; in 1861, 955. Houses, 193. Greaves House and Parkfield are chief residences. There is a small endowed school.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster library.



  • St Paul, Scotforth Road, Church of England

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Scotforth area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD485594 (Lat/Lon: 54.028012, -2.787687), Scotforth which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Scotforth 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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