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Myerscough

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MYERSCOUGH, a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, and near the Preston and Lancaster railway, 3 miles S of Garstang. Acres, 2,740. Real property, £4,263. Pop., 426. Houses, 79. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. Myerscough Hall is the seat of Major E. Cunliffe; and Myerscough House, of J. Cunliffe, Esq. Fairs for fatstock are held on 15 April and the Monday after Rogation-day.

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 Myerscough area is Lancaster.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"MYERSCOUGH, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 3 miles S. of Garstang, and 6½ N. of Preston. The township, which is of irregular form, is situated on the Wigan railway and near the river Wyre. The chief part of the land is a forest belonging to the Duchy of Lancaster. Myerscough is the principal residence. There is a free school endowed with land, the gift of an unknown benefactor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Myerscough was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Myerscough 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.