GRESSINGHAM, a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the river Lune, 2 miles NW of Hornby r. station, and 8 NE of Lancaster. It includes Eskrigg hamlet; and its post town is Hornby, under Lancaster. Acres, 1, 934. Real property, £2,244. Pop. in 1851, 187; in 1861, 158. Houses, 34. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by the removal of an academy. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £80. * Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church is ancient, of various dates; and was partially rebuilt in 1861.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"GRESSINGHAM, a township and chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county palatine Lancaster, 8 miles N.E. of the city of Lancaster, its post town. The Hornby station on the London and North-Western railway is 2 miles S.E. of the village. It is situated on the river Lyme, and includes the hamlet of Eskrigg. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £80, in the patronage of the vicar. The chapel is built of stone, with a handsome Norman porch. There are charities of about £2 yearly value, and a parochial school for boys and girls. Red Well is a chalybeate spring in the neighbourhood."
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