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Down Holland, Lancashire

Historical Description

Down Holland, a township in Halsall parish, Lancashire, on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 3½ miles W by S of Ormskirk. Post town, Ormskirk; money order office, Halsall; telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, .3474; population, 771. The railway station is Altcar and Hillhouse on the Cheshire Lines Committee railway. Downhoime, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Swale, 5 miles SW of Richmond railway station, and the same distance from Leyburn. It has a post and money order office under Richmond; telegraph office, Richmond. Acreage, 1507, largely moorland; population, 73. The parish includes also the townships of Stainton, Walburn, and Ellerton Abbey. Population, 196. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £170 with residence. The church is an ancient building in Late Norman style, and was thoroughly restored in 1886.

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 parishHalsall 
HundredWest Derby 
Poor Law unionOrmskirk 

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

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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