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Scotforth

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SCOTFORTH, a village and a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancaster and Preston railway, 1¾ mi1e S of Lancaster; and contains a number of genteel houses. The township includes the hamlet of Langthwaite, and comprises 2,764acres. Real property, £6,117; of which £30 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 693; in 1861, 955. Houses, 193. Greaves House and Parkfield are chief residences. There is a small endowed school.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Scotforth area is Lancaster.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SCOTFORTH, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 1½ mile S.E. of Lancaster, its post town. It is an extensive village, situated on the line of the Preston railway, and may be considered a suburb of Lancaster. There is a small endowed school for children of both sexes. Parkfield is the principal residence."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Scotforth 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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