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CATTERALL, a township in Garstang parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, adjacent to the Lancaster canal, and to the Lancaster and Preston railway, 1½ mile S by W of Garstang. It has a post office under Garstang. Acres, 1,733. Real property,. £3,851. Pop., 867. Houses, 168. Catterall-House is the seat of A. Simpson, Esq. There are two large cotton mills, Caldervale church, and a Wesleyan chapel.

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




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Catterall area is Lancaster.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CATTERALL, a township in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S. of Garstang. It is situated on the banks of the river Wyre, where the West Calder joins it, not far from the Lancaster and Preston Junction railway. The Lancaster canal passes near this place. Here are extensive print-works, in which many of the workpeople are employed. These works were among the earliest established in Lancashire. Catteral Hall is the principal residence."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Catterall was a township in the parish of Garstang.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Catterall 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.