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Nether Wyresdale

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WYERSDALE (Nether), a township in Garstang parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 4 miles NNE of Garstang. It contains Scorton village and Dolphinholme cotton factory; and comprises 3,640 acres. Real property, £3,892. Pop., 667. Houses, 121. The manor belongs to P. Ormrod, Esq. Wyre Side is the seat of H. Garnett, Esq.

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

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Garstang library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Nether Wyresdale area is Lancaster.

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Description and Travel

Information about Scorton village.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"NETHER WYRESDALE, a township in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Garstang, its post town, and 6 N.E. of Garstang Church Town. The township includes the hamlet of Scorton, and is watered by the river Wyer. The soil is clay and loam. At Cross Hill is an endowed school for both sexes. The cotton manufactory of Dolphinholme is in this township. Wyerside is the principal residence. Peter Ormod, Esq., is the lord of the manor and principal landowner.

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"DOLPHINHOLME, a village in the parish of Cockerham, in the county of Lancaster, 6 miles S. of Lancaster. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Manchester, in the patronage of R. Garnett, Esq."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SCORTON, a hamlet in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Garstang, and 9 S. of Lancaster. It is a station on the Preston and Carlisle railway. It is situated near the river Wyre."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Nether Wyresdale was a township in the parish of Garstang.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Nether Wyresdale 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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