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Skerton, Lancashire

Historical Description

Skerton, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The township is suburban to Lancaster, communicates with that town by a five-arched bridge,. across the river Lune, and has a police station and a post, money order and telegraph office (T.S.O.), under Lancaster. In 1888 a great part was merged into Lancaster under the name of Skerton ward. Acreage, 1316; population of township, 311; of the ecclesiastical parish, 3757. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; net value, £280 with residence. The church is a neat building, with a pinnacled tower.

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 

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 Skerton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Skerton 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 districtLA1
Post TownLancaster