OVERTON, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village stands on the river Lune, within the peninsula between it and the sea, 2½ miles N N E of the river's month, and 3½ S W of Lancaster r. station; and occupies the site of a Roman settlement. The township contains also the hamlets of Sunderland and Saltmarshes, and bears the name of Overton and Sunderland. Acres, 6,314. Real property, £2,042. Pop. in 1851, 334; in 1861, 305. Houses, 67. The property is divided chiefly between two. The chapelry is conterminate with the township. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £155. Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church is ancient and has an open turret.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"OVERTON, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 5 miles S.W. of Lancaster, its post town. It is situated on Morecambe Bay at the river Lune's mouth. The township comprises the hamlets of Overton, Middleton, and Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £155, in the patronage of the Vicar of Lancaster. The church is an ancient structure with an open turret containing one bell. Overton was formerly a Roman settlement. It is joined with Sunderland to form a township."
"SUNDERLAND, a chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Lancaster. It is situated near Sunderland Point, and has a harbour in the Lane with 12 feet of water, opposite the Glasson basin. It is joined with Overton."
In 1835 Overton was a township in the parish of Lancaster.
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