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Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnicar, Lancashire

Historical Description

Rawcliffe-with-Tarnicar, Upper, a township, with a village, in St Michael-on-Wyre parish, Lancashire, on the river Wyre, 3½ miles SW of Garstang. Acreage, including St Michael-on-Wyre, 3839; population, 599. There is a parish council consisting of six members. There is a stone bridge of two arches over the river. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby. The parish church is here, was rebuilt in the reign of Henry VIII. on the site of a former structure, and consists of chancel, nave, S aisle, N chapel and porch, a baptistery, and an embattled western tower containing three old bells. There are several marble tablets to the Swainsons, a small chapelry, formerly the burial-place of the Butler family, and several modern brasses.

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 
Poor Law unionGarstang 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnicar from the following:

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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