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Wennington

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WENNINGTON, a township in Melling parish, Lancashire; on the Lancaster and Settle railway, at the junction of the new line to Furness, 6 miles S by E of Kirkby-Lonsdale. It has a r station with telegraph. Acres, 830. Real property, £1,300. Pop., 180. Houses, 33. W. Hall is the seat of W. A. F. Saunders, Esq.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WENNINGTON, a township in the parish of Melling, county Lancaster, 6 miles S.E. of Kirkby-Lonsdale. It is a station on the Leeds, Settle, and Lancaster branch of the Midland railway. It is situated on the Wenning Brook which joins the river Lune at Tarleton."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Wennington was a township in the parish of Melling.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wennington 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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