Arkholme, Lancashire Family History Guide

Arkholme is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1740 from chapelry in Melling Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Cawood.

Alternative names: Arkholme with Cawood, Melling St John the Baptist

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1828
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Melling
  • Whittington
  • Tunstal
  • Over Kellet
  • Hornby
  • Gressingham
  • Warton
  • Burton in Kendal

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARKHOLME, a township-chapelry and a subdistrict in Lancaster district, Lancashire. The township is in Melling parish; lies on the river Lune, and on the Furness and Midland railway, 3 miles NNE of Hornby; and has a post office under Lancaster, and a r. station. Acres, 3,022. Real property, £3,424. Pop., 331. Houses, 59. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £80. Patron, the Vicar of Melling. Charities, £14. The subdistrict comprises this township, the parish of Whittington, and part of another parish. Acres, 9,278. Pop., 910. Houses, 173.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Arkholme, with Cawood, a township and chapelry in the parish of Mulling, co.-palatine of Lancaster; 5 miles south-south-west of Kirkby-Lonsdale; on the river Lune, which here expands into a lake. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Richmond and dio. of Chester; rated at £8 10s., and in the parliamentary returns at £37 13s.; gross income £54. Patron, the vicar of Melling. There are three daily and a boarding school here. Pop., in 1801, 303; in 1831, 349. Houses 59. Acres 2,920. A. P. £3,597. Poor rates, in 1837, £214.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


County: Lancashire
Civil Registration District: Lancaster
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Lonsdale
Diocese: Manchester
Rural Deanery: Tunstall
Poor Law Union: Ormskirk
Hundred: Lonsdale
Province: York