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TORVER, a township-chapelry in Ulverston parish, Lancashire; on the Coniston railway, 2 miles SW of Coniston. It has a post-office under Windermere, and a r. station. Acres, 3,670. Real property, £1,180. Pop., 194. Houses, 42. The manor belongs to the Queen. The scenery is highly picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £113. Patron, the Rev. A. Peache. The church was rebuilt in 1848. There are an endowed school with £8 a year, and charities £7.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Cumbria Record Office & Local Studies Library, Barrow and at Kendal library.

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Bibliography

The following books contain useful information about the history of Torver and the surrounding area.

  • John Dawson, 'Torver', published by Phillimore & Co., 1985.
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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Torver area is Ulverston.

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Description & Travel

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Directories

Residents in 1882 found in Mannex's directory of Furness and Cartmel.

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"TORVER, a township in the parish of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 11 miles N. of Ulverston, and 6 S.W. of Hawkeshead. It is a station on the Coniston branch of the Ulverston and Lancaster and Furness Junction railway. The village is situated near Coniston Water. The land is rocky and barren. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, value £59. The parochial charities produce about £15, of which £8 go to the school founded by John Fleming in 1777. The manor is royal."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Torver was a chapelry and a township in the parish of Ulverston.

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History

The history of Torver as described in Mannex's directory of Furness and Cartmel, 1882.

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Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Torver 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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