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ALTCAR, a parish in Ormskirk district, Lancashire; on the river Alt, 3 miles SE of Formby r. station, and 6 WSW of Ormskirk. It includes the hamlet of Little Altcar. Post Town, Formby under Liverpool. Acres, 4,284; of which 205 are water. Real property, £5,988. Pop., 540. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. The surface includes some marsh. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £150. * Patron, the Earl of Sefton. The church is very good. Charities, £7.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Altcar area is West Lancashire

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ALTCAR, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the S.W. of Ormskirk. It is a station on the Liverpool and Southport branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. The river Alt passes through it. The hamlet of Little Altcar is included in this parish. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £150, in the patronage of the Earl of Sefton. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a school, with a small endowment."

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Historical Geography

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Altcar was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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Societies

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