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Claughton (Garstang)

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This is the township of Claughton near Garstang. There is also a Claughton parish to the east of Lancaster.

"CLAUGHTON, a township in Garstang parish, Lancashire; on the Lancaster canal and the Lancaster and Preston railway, 2½ miles S of Garstang. Acres, 3,700. Real property, £4,690. Pop., 608. Houses, 110. Hall is the seat of the Brockholes family. There are a Preshyterian chapel of 1866, a Roman Catholic chapel, modern and in the Grecian style, a large Roman Catholic school, and the Garstang workhouse."

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Garstang library.




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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Claughton area is Lancaster.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CLAUGHTON, a township in the parish of Garstang, in the hundred of Amounderness, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Garstang. It is intersected by the Preston and Lancaster road, and the Lancaster and Carlisle railway. Hero the Roman Catholics have a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas, and a school. The lord of the manor is T. F. Brockholes, Esq. Claughton Hall is a fine building beautifully situated in extensive pleasure grounds."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Claughton 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.