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Tunstal, par. and township, N. Lancashire, near the confluence of the Lune and the Greta, 3 miles S. of Kirkby Lonsdale - par., 9360 ac., pop. 693; township, 1076 ac., pop. 104; P.O.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster library.



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

  • The Church and Parish of Tunstall by Sara Mason, December 1994. Contact John Moffitt jamtunstal[at]aol[dot]com if you want to obtain a copy.



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tunstall area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Tunstall area is Lancaster.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "TUNSTALL, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Hornby railway station, and 3½ S. of Kirkby-Lonsdale, its post town. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Greta and Lune, and contains the townships of Leck, Tunstall, Burrow, and Cantfield. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester, value £332. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was restored in 1850. The register dates from 1620. There is also the district church of Leck, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £80. There is an endowed school. Thurlow Castle and Burrow Hall are the principal residences. It. T. North, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 the parish of Tunstall contained the townships of Tunstall, Burrow with Burrow, Leck, and Cantsfield.

You can see the administrative areas in which Tunstall has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Tunstall 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.