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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Hundred||Lonsdale north of the Sands|
|Poor Law union||Ulverston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gleaston from the following:
Land and Property
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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