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Dolphinholme, Lancashire

Historical Description

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.

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

Church Records, 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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtLA2
Post TownLancaster