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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|Free Grace Baptist, Skerton|
|Halton Road Cemetery, Skerton|
|Main St, Skerton, Primitive Methodist|
|Main St, Skerton, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Owen Rd Wesleyan Methodist, Skerton|
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"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."
In 1835 Skerton was a township in the parish of Lancaster.
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