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Bolton le Sands

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BOLTON-LE-SANDS, a township and a parish in Lancaster district, Lancashire. The township lies on the Lancaster and Kendal canal, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, contiguous to the sands of Morecambe bay, 4 miles N by E of Lancaster; and it has a station on the railway, and a post office under Lancaster. Acres, 1,571. Real property, £4,220. Pop., 692. Houses, 146. The parish contains also the townships of Over Kellet, Nether Kellet, and Slyne-with-Hest. Acres, 7,905. Real property, £13,502. Pop., 1,713. Houses, 347. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £187.* Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is modern and very good. The vicarage of Over Kellet is a separate benefice. An endowed school has £35; other charities £101.

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

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster and Morecambe libraries.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Bolton le Sands area is Lancaster.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BOLTON-LE-SANDS, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Lancaster, its post town. It is situated near the coast of Morecambe Bay, and is a station on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway. The parish includes the chapelry of Over Kellet, and the townships of Nether Kellet and Slyne-with-Hest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester, of the value of £189, in the patronage of the bishop. Here is a free grammar school, founded by Thomas Asheton in 1619, and endowed with £26 per annum. There are some other charities producing about £100 a year."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 the parish of Bolton le Sands contained the townships of Bolton le Sands, Slyne with Hest, Over Kellet and Nether Kellet.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Bolton le Sands 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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