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Cleveley

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CLEVELEY, a township in Garstang and Cockerham parishes, Lancashire; 4½ miles NNE of Garstang. Pop., 62.

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

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Archives & Libraries

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cleveley area is Lancaster.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CLEVELEY, a township in the parish of Garstang, in the hundred of Amounderness, in the county of Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Garstang. It is situated on the river Wyre, near the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SHIRESHEAD, an ecclesiastical district in the parish of Cockerham, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Garstang, its post town. The village is small, and chiefly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £93, in the patronage of the vicar. The church is a modern structure dedicated to St. Paul."

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

SHIRESHEAD, or Shirehead, a chapelry in Garstang and Cockerham parishes, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 1¾ mile N by E of Scorton r. station, and 4 N by E of Garstang. Post town, Garstang. Pop., 397. Houses, 95. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £110. Patron, the Vicar of Cockerham. The church is modern.
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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cleveley was a township in the parish of Cockerham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cleveley 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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