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Skerton

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SKERTON, a suburban village and a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village is suburban to Lancaster; communicates with that town by a five-arched bridge, across the river Lune; and has a post-office under Lancaster, and a police station. The chapelry comprises 1,186 acres. Real property, £6,179; of which £90 are in fisheries. Pop., 1,556. Houses, 317. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £100. Patrons, Trustees. The church is a neat building, with a pinnacled tower. There is an endowed school with £12 a year.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster and Morecambe libraries.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Skerton area is Lancaster.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SKERTON, a township in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, three-quarters of a mile N. of Lancaster. It is a large village separated from the town of Lancaster by the river Lune. There is a considerable salmon fishery. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £100, in the patronage of trustees. The church was erected in 1833. There is a National school endowed by Henry Williamson in 1767 with £10 a year."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Skerton 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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