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URSWICK, a parish, with four townships, in Ulverston district, Lancashire; 3 miles SSW of Ulverston r. station. Post town, Ulverston. Acres, 4,100. Real property, £8,650; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 891; in 1861, 1,080. Houses, 215. The property is much subdivided. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Landowners. The church was recently restored. The p. curacy of Bardsea is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £15 a year, and charities £23.

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

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Urswick area is Ulverston.

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Directories

Urswick parish from Mannix & Co., History, Topography and Directory of Westmorland, 1851.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"URSWICK, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Ulverston, its post town, and the same distance from Dalton. The parish is of large extent, and is divided into four townships-Much Urswick, Little Urswick, Bardsea, and Adgarley with Stainton. The village consists of the two hamlets of Great and Little Urswick. In the vicinity are traces of camps and forts, near which several Roman coins and a brass tripod were discovered. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle, value £250, in the patronage of the landowners. The church has been recently restored. There is also a district church at Bardsea, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £100. The parochial charities produce about £38 per annum, of which £15 go to Marshall's free grammar school."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"STAINTON, a township in the parish of Urswick, hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.E. of Dalton-in-Furness."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BARDSEA, a chapelry and township in the parish of Urswick, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 5 miles to the E. of Dalton. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, value £100, in the patronage of the Rev. T. E. Petty. It has a school, with an endowment of £8 a year, founded in 1781. The chief residence is Bardsea Hall."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ADGARLEY, a township in the parish of Urswick, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the S.W. of Ulverston. It is situated near the coast of Morecombe Bay."

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Urswick 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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