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Glasson, Lancashire

Historical Description

Glasson, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Lancashire. The village lies on the river Lune, 3 miles NW of Galgate railway station, and 5 SSW of Lancaster. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office at Glasson Dock, under Lancaster. There is a dock 2 acres in extent, communicating with the river Lune, and also a freshwater basin covering 12 acres, used as a timber pond. They are connected with the Lancaster Canal by a short branch which joins it at Gal-gate; a railway 5 miles in length runs from Lancaster to these docks. The parish comprises the township of Thurn-ham, and parts of the townships of Ashton-cum-Stodday and Cockersand Abbey, and was constituted in 1841. Population, 829. The manor belongs to the Fitzgerald family. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester; gross yearly value, s£90 with residence. Patrons, trustees. The church is a plain modern building, and there is an endowed school.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishLancaster 
HundredLonsdale south of the Sands 
Poor Law unionLancaster 

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

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Glasson from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.


Online maps of Glasson 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