Holleth

HOLLETH, a township, partly in the parish of Cockerham, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, and partly in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, union of Garstang, N. division of Lancashire, 5 miles (N. by W.) from Garstang; containing 35 inhabitants. A place called Halcath was given by William de Lancastre to Bernard Fitz-Rufus, ancestor of the Catteralls of Catterall and Little Mitton; but whether the gift refer to this place, or to another village that has ceased to exist, there is no evidence. Holleth is the smallest township in the county, containing only 358 acres. It is frequently named a hamlet, the designation which it anciently bore as a member of the constablewick of Garstang; the lands are the property of the Duke of Hamilton, and owe suit and service to the court of the constablewick at Cabus. The Preston and Lancaster canal passes through the township.

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

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