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Preesall with Hackensall

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PREESALL-WITH-HACKENSALL, a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on Lancaster bay and the river Wyre, opposite Fleetwood. Acres, 3,860; of which 965 are water. Real property, £5,351. Pop., 812. Houses, 180. The manor, with Parrox Hall, belongs to D. H. Elletson, Esq. A cemetery for this township and for Stalmine-with-Stainall, was formed in 1856; and there is an Independent chapel.

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


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Local studies information is held at Fleetwood and Garstang libraries.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Preesall with Hackensall area is Lancaster.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "HACKENSALL, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 8 miles N.W. of Garstang. The village is considerable, and is united with Preesall to form a township."

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  • "PREESALL-WITH-HACKENSALL, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 7 miles N.E. of Poulton-le-Fylde, and 2 E. of Fleetford. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the river Wyre, and is wholly agricultural. There is a small endowed school, also a place of worship for the Independents. There is a cemetery, which is used by this and the neighbouring township of Stalmine-with-Stainall. D. H. Elletson, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Preesall with Hackensall was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Preesall with Hackensall 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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