Dolphinholme, a village and an ecclesiastical parish, in Ellel township, Lancashire, standing on the river Wyre, 2 miles from Bay Horse station on the L. & N.W.R., and 6½ S of Lancaster, with a post office under Lancaster; money order and telegraph office, Calgate. Population, 668. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester; gross value, £196 with residence. The church was built in 1840 There are also Wesleyan and Congregational chapels. There is good. fishing and shooting. The first worsted mill established in England was worked here in 1784.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.
Online maps of Dolphinholme are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (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: