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URSWICK, a parish, with four townships, in Ulverston district, Lancashire; 3 miles SSW of Ulverston r. station. Post town, Ulverston. Acres, 4,100. Real property, £8,650; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 891; in 1861, 1,080. Houses, 215. The property is much subdivided. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Landowners. The church was recently restored. The p. curacy of Bardsea is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £15 a year, and charities £23.

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


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Urswick area is Ulverston.

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Urswick parish from Mannix & Co., History, Topography and Directory of Westmorland, 1851.


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Historical Geography

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Urswick 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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