Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SCOTFORTH

SCOTFORTH, a village and a township in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Lancaster and Preston railway, 1¾ mile S of Lancaster; and contains a number of genteel houses. The township includes the hamlet of Langthwaite, and comprises 2, 764acres. Real property, £6, 117; of which £30 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 693; in 1861, 955. Houses, 193. Greaves House and Parkfield are chief residences. There is a small endowed school.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Lancaster CP/Tn/AP       Scotforth Tn/CP       Lancashire AncC
Place: Scotforth

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