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Grimsargh with Brockholes

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GRIMSARGH is a township, 4 miles north-east from Preston, with a station on the Preston and Longridge section of the London and North Western and Lancashire and Yorkshire joint railway, and was formed into a parish 14 May 1875, from the civil parish of Preston, and comprises the townships of Grimsargh-with-Brockholes and Elston, in the Blackpool division of the county, Amounderness petty sessional division and hundred, Preston union and county court district, Preston rural Deanery, Lancaster archdeaconery and diocese of Manchester. Part of the township of Grimsargh, by the Preston improvement act, 1880 (43 & 44 Vic. cap. 118) is included within the extended borough of Preston.

BROCKHOLES is on the north bank of the Ribble, 2.5 miles east from Preston station.

from Kelly's Lancashire Directory, 1895


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GRIMSARGH, a township and a chapelry in Preston parish, Lancashire. The township is conjoint with Brockholes; lies on the Preston and Longridge railway, n ear the river Ribble, 4 miles NE of Preston; and has a station on the railway. Post town, Preston. Acres, 1,945. Real property, £3,258. Pop., 301. house, 55. Pop. of G., exclusive of B., 247. house, 45. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. A. Cross, Esq. The chapelry is more extensive than the township. Pop., 354. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £77.* Patron, the Vicar of Preston. The church was recently restored and enlarged; consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with a porch; and has a brass of the Cross family.

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

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BROCKHOLES, a township in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the E. of Preston. It is united with Grimsargh."

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  • "GRIMSARGH-WITH-BROCKHOLES, a township and chapelry in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county palatine Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Preston, its post town. It is situated in the vicinity of the river Ribble, which is here crossed by a wooden bridge. The Preston and Longridge railway has a station here. The village is small. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £77, in the patronage of the vicar. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a plain structure with fine E. window of stained glass. It has been much beautified and enlarged. The charities are about £4 per annum. There is a public school, partly endowed. Grimsargh Hall and Red Scar are the principal residences. William A. Cross, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Grimsargh and Brockholes was a township in the parish of Preston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Grimsargh 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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