Cockerham, Lancashire

Historical Description

Cockerham, a village, a township, and a parish in Lancashire. The township lies on the Cocker rivulet, adjacent to the Lancaster Canal and the Lancaster and Preston railway, 2 miles W of Bay Horse railway station, and 4½ KNW of Garstang. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Garstang (R.S.O.) Acreage, 5562; population, 705. The parish contains also part of Forton, Cleveley, and Thurnham. Population, 999. Excellent cheese is produced here in large quantities. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester ; net value, £595 with residence. Patrons, the lords of the manor. The church is in the Pointed style, and has a massive western tower. There is a school, which has a small endowment.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Lancashire
Hundred Lonsdale south of the Sands
Poor Law union Garstang

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Registers of Cockerham 1595-1657, are available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Cockerham (St. Michael) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Cockerham are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lancashire newspapers online: