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Out Rawcliffe

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RAWCLIFFE (Out), a township-chapelry in St. Michael-on-Wyre parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 4 miles E by N of Poulton r. station, and 5½ W S W of Garstang. Post-town, Great Eccleston, under Garstang. Acres, 4,340, of which 180 are water. Real property, £5,591. Pop., 771. Houses, 135. The manor belongs to the representatives of the late R. W. France, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £100.* Patron, the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. The church was built in 1838, and is in the Norman style. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Out Rawcliffe area is Lancaster.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"OUT RAWCLIFFE, a township and chapelry in the parish of St. Michael-on-Wyre, county Lancaster, 6 miles S.W. of Garstang, its post town, and 4½ of Poulton-le-Fylde. The township, which is much scattered, is situated on the river Wyre, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £105, in the patronage of the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. The church, dedicated to St. John, was erected in 1838, on a site of land presented by F. R. W. Ffrance, Esq., by whom its expense was most liberally defrayed. It was designed after the ruins of Glastonbury abbey. There is a National school for both sexes. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. R. W. Ffrance, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Out Rawcliffe was a township in the parish of St. Michaels on Wyre.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Out Rawcliffe 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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