Gressingham, Lancashire Family History Guide

Gressingham is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1725 from chapelry in Lancaster St Mary Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Eskrigg.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1710
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Arkholme
  • Bolton le Sands
  • Over Kellet
  • Claughton
  • Halton
  • Hornby

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRESSINGHAM, a township-chapelry in Lancaster parish, Lancashire; on the river Lune, 2 miles NW of Hornby r. station, and 8 NE of Lancaster. It includes Eskrigg hamlet; and its post town is Hornby, under Lancaster. Acres, 1,934. Real property, £2,244. Pop. in 1851, 187; in 1861, 158. Houses, 34. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by the removal of an academy. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £80. Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church is ancient, of various dates; and was partially rebuilt in 1861.

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


County: Lancashire
Civil Registration District: Lancaster
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Manchester
Rural Deanery: Amounderness
Poor Law Union: Caton Gilbert Union
Hundred: Lonsdale
Province: York