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TORVER, a township-chapelry in Ulverston parish, Lancashire; on the Coniston railway, 2 miles SW of Coniston. It has a post-office under Windermere, and a r. station. Acres, 3,670. Real property, £1,180. Pop., 194. Houses, 42. The manor belongs to the Queen. The scenery is highly picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £113. Patron, the Rev. A. Peache. The church was rebuilt in 1848. There are an endowed school with £8 a year, and charities £7.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
The following books contain useful information about the history of Torver and the surrounding area.
- John Dawson, 'Torver', published by Phillimore & Co., 1985.
The Register Office covering the Torver area is Ulverston.
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In 1835 Torver was a chapelry and a township in the parish of Ulverston.
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The history of Torver as described in Mannex's directory of Furness and Cartmel, 1882.
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