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BLEASDALE, or Admarsh, a chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; among the hills, 5 miles ENE of Garstang r. station. It has a post office, of the name of Bleasdale, under Garstang. Acres, 8,490. Real property, £2,418. Pop., 372. Houses, 52. Most of the area was formerly forest, belonging to the Crown. Bleasdale Tower is the seat of W. J Garnett, Esq. Bleasdale Fell is 1,709 feet high. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £80.* Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church was built in 1837. There are an endowed school, a reformatory, and charities £44.

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


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ADMARSH, (or Bleasdale), a chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster. Garston is the post town. It is a curacy, value £80, in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of the vicar of Lancaster."

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  • "BLEASDALE, a chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the E. of Garstang. This township consists of an extensive tract of elevated moorland, rising at Calder Fell, the highest point, to the height of above 1,700 feet. It formerly constituted the Forest of Bleasdale, but is now almost entirely enclosed. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, of the value of £80, in the patronage of the Vicar of Lancaster. The charitable endowments of the township amount to £66 per annum, the produce of a bequest by Christopher Parkinson, in 1702, and which is applied partly to the support of a school and partly to the relief of the poor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Bleasdale was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Bleasdale 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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