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Torver, Lancashire

Historical Description

Torver, a small village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Ulverston parish, Lancashire, with a station on the Coniston railway, 2 miles SW of Coniston. There is a post office under Coniston; money order and telegraph office, Coniston (R.S.O.) Acreage, 3550 of land and 266 of water; population of the township, 176; of the ecclesiastical parish, 192. The manor belongs to the Crown. The scenery is highly picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £120 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1884, is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, and a central tower. There are a Baptist chapel and an endowed school with £13 a year.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishUlverstone 
HundredLonsdale north of the Sands 
Poor Law unionUlverston 

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


Church Records

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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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DistrictSouth Lakeland
CountyCumbria
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtLA21
Post TownConiston