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Ashton with Stodday

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ASHTON-WITH-STODDAY, a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the Preston canal, between the Lancaster and Preston railway, and the estuary of the Lune, 3 miles S of Lancaster. Acres, 1,439. Real property, £2,387. Pop., 184. Houses, 41.

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


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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ashton with Stodday area is Lancaster.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ASHTON, a township united with Stodday, in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S. of Lancaster. It is situated on the Preston canal and the river Lune, and the Preston railway runs near it. Ashton Hall is the seat of the Duke of Hamilton. It is an ancient hall, standing in a fine park on the banks of the Lune, and having a prospect over Morecambe Bay. Ashton House is the seat of Sir J. Walmsley.

    STODDAY, a hamlet in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.W. of Lancaster. It is in conjunction with Ashton to form a township."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ashton with Stodday was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ashton with Stodday 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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