Grimsargh, Lancashire Family History Guide

Grimsargh is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1717 from Preston St Wilfrid Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Elston, Brockholes, and Brockhole.

Alternative names: Grimsargh and Brockholes, Grimsargh with Brockholes

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1875

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Grimsargh

  • Balderstone
  • Preston St John
  • Walton le Dale
  • Preston St Mary
  • Longridge
  • Samlesbury
  • Lancaster St Mary
  • Goosnargh
  • Preston St Paul

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRIMSARGH, a township and a chapelry in Preston parish, Lancashire. The township is conjoint with Brockholes; lies on the Preston and Longridge railway, near the river Ribble, 4 miles NE of Preston; and has a station on the railway. Post town, Preston. Acres, 1,945. Real property, £3,258. Pop., 301. house, 55. Pop. of G., exclusive of B., 247. house, 45. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. A. Cross, Esq. The chapelry is more extensive than the township. Pop., 354. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £77. Patron, the Vicar of Preston. The church was recently restored and enlarged; consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with a porch; and has a brass of the Cross family.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Grimsargh and Brockholes, 4 m. Preston. P. 331

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


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