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SKERTON, a suburban village and a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village is suburban to Lancaster; communicates with that town by a five-arched bridge, across the river Lune; and has a post-office under Lancaster, and a police station. The chapelry comprises 1,186 acres. Real property, 6,179; of which 90 are in fisheries. Pop., 1,556. Houses, 317. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 100. Patrons, Trustees. The church is a neat building, with a pinnacled tower. There is an endowed school with 12 a year.

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

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Church History

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

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


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Skerton 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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