Elswick

ELSWICK, a township, in the ecclesiastical district of Great Eccleston, parish of St. Michael upon Wyre, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles (N.) from Kirkham; containing 303 inhabitants. This place, of which the ancient name was Ethelyswick, is mentioned in the Domesday survey. It appears among the lands which escheated to the crown by the attainder of Edmund Dudley; and was held by Thomas, Earl of Derby, of the king, in the 13th of Henry VIII.: the property is now in various hands. The township comprises 970 acres, equally divided between arable and pasture. The village lies about a mile south-by-east from Little Eccleston, and a mile and a half south-by west from Great Eccleston. Danes Hill, in the township, is supposed to be connected in name with the Danish invasion. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £129, and the vicarial for £38. There is a place of worship for Independents.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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