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Kirkland

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KIRKLAND, a township in Garstang parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre and the Lancaster canal, 1¼ mile SW of Garstang. It contains Garstang-Churchtown village; and has there the parish church and an endowed school. Acres, 894. Real property, £2,109. Pop., 388. Houses, 83. The manor and most of the land belong to the representatives of the late T. B. Cole, Esq.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Garstang library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Kirkland area is Lancaster.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"KIRKLAND, a township in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 1½ mile S.W. of Garstang. It is situated on the river Wyre and Lancaster canal, and contains the village of Garstang Church Town, at which place stands the parish church of Garstang. The soil is gravelly. There is an endowed school, also a Sunday-school in connection with the church. In the centre of the village is an ancient stone pillar. Thomas B. Cole, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Kirkland 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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