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CLAIFE, a township in Hawkeshead parish, Lancashire; on the E side of Esthwaite-water, 2 miles SE of Hawkeshead. Acres, 5, 310. Real property, £3,688. Pop., 540. Houses, 103.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Cumbria Record Office & Local Studies Library, Barrow and at Kendal library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Claife area is Ulverston.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CLAIFE, a township in the parish of Hawkshead, in the hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, in the county of Lancaster, 2 miles S.E. of Hawkshead. It is situated between Esthwaite Water and the ferry over Lake Windermere to Bowness. At the village of Low Wray there is a church in the Gothic style, erected in 1856 by James Dawson. At High Wray divine service is performed in the schoolhouse every Sunday afternoon; and at Colthouse the Society of Friends have a meetinghouse. Overlooking the Windermere Lake and hills is an edifice called the Station, which commands some delightful scenery. The Station possesses several stained-glass windows, which consist of views of the surrounding scenery as they appear in the various seasons."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Claife was a township in the parish of Hawkshead.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Claife 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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Societies

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