Melling in Lonsdale
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"MELLING, a parish and township in the hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 11 miles N.E. of Lancaster, its post town, and 2 from Hornby. The parish, which is extensive, is situated between the rivers Lune and Wenning, and comprises the townships of Arkholme-with-Cawood, Farleton, Hornby, Melling-with-Wrayton, Roeburndale, Wennington, and Wray-with-Botton. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester, veil. £135. The parish church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing six bells. There are several stained windows. In addition to the parish church are the following district churches, viz: at Arkholme, Hornby, and Wray, the livings of which are all perpetual curacies, varying in value from £92 to £59. The register dates from 1627. The parochial charities produce about £73 per annum, of which £6 goes to Gillison's school."