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Quernmore

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QUERNMOOR, a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; 3 miles E S E of Lancaster r. station. Post-town, Lancaster. Acres, 6,593. Real property, £5,611. Pop., 563. Houses, 104. Q. Park and most of the land belong to W. J. Garnett, Esq. Escowbeck Hall is the seat of J. Greg, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £170.* Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church was rebuilt in 1861, at a cost of £3,000; and is in the decorated English style, with a tower. There are a Quakers' chapel and a national school.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"QUERNMORE, a township and chapelry in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Lancaster, its post town. It was formerly a forest, and a great portion is still occupied by fells and moorland. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £137, in the patronage of the Vicar of Lancaster. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, has a tower containing one bell. There is an endowed National school for both sexes, also a free school. The principal residence is Quernmoor Park. The manor is held by the crown."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Quernmore was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Quernmore 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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