WYERSDALE (Over), a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the river Wyre, 4¾ miles E by N of Bay-Horse r. station, and 7 SE of Lancaster. Post town, Lancaster. Acres, 16,938. Real property, £4,728. Pop. in 1851, 680; in 1861, 524. Houses, 90. The decrease of pop. arose from the destruction, by fire, of a cotton factory. The manor belongs to H. Garnett, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £170.* Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church is plain. There are Quaker and Wesleyan chapels, and an endowed school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"OVER WYRESDALE, a chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 6 miles N.E. of Garstang, and 9 S.E. of Lancaster. The district was once forest, but is now chiefly open moor and fell abounding with game. It is situated on the York border near the river Wyer, and belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the vicar. There is a school founded and endowed by William Cawthorne in 1683, and a school supported by the Society of Friends.
In 1835 Over Wyresdale was a township in the parish of Lancaster.
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