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Gleaston, Lancashire

Historical Description

Gleaston, a village in Aldingham parish, Lancashire, 2½ miles SE of Dalton. Gleaston Castle here is now a picturesque ruin; it appears to have been both large and strong, but is now reduced to three towers with connecting walls. The castle is believed to have been built in the 14th century by the Harringtons, and afterwards belonged to the Flemings and to the Duke of Suffolk, the father of Lady Jane Grey.

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 parishAldingham 
HundredLonsdale north of the Sands 
Poor Law unionUlverston 

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 Gleaston from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Lakeland
RegionNorth West
Postal districtLA12
Post TownUlverston