Bolton le Sands, Lancashire Family History Guide


Bolton le Sands is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Stapleton Farm, Slyne with Hest, Slyne, Nether Kellett, Nether Kellet, and Hest.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Michael now dedicated to the Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1642
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bolton le Sands

  • Overton
  • Over Kellet
  • Poulton
  • Skerton
  • Halton
  • Gressingham
  • Warton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOLTON-LE-SANDS, a township and a parish in Lancaster district, Lancashire. The township lies on the Lancaster and Kendal canal, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, contiguous to the sands of Morecambe bay, 4 miles N by E of Lancaster; and it has a station on the railway, and a post office under Lancaster. Acres, 1,571. Real property, £4,220. Pop., 692. Houses, 146. The parish contains also the townships of Over Kellet, Nether Kellet, and Slyne-with-Hest. Acres, 7,905. Real property, £13,502. Pop., 1,713. Houses, 347. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £187. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is modern and very good. The vicarage of Over Kellet is a separate benefice. An endowed school has £35; other charities £101.

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

Parish Registers

Bolton-le-Sands 1655-1736 - UK Genealogy Archives – Free

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