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SHIRESHEAD, or Shirehead, a chapelry in Garstang and Cockerham parishes, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 1¾ mile N by E of Scorton r. station, and 4 N by E of Garstang. Post town, Garstang. Pop., 397. Houses, 95. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 110. Patron, the Vicar of Cockerham. The church is modern.

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



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Shireshead was a chapelry in the township of Cleveley in the parish of Cockerham.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Shireshead 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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