Melling  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Melling like this:

MELLING, a village, a township, and a parish in the district and county of Lancaster. The village stands near the Furness and Midland railway, 2 miles NNE of Hornby; and has a r. station. The township bears the name of Melling and Wrayton, and comprises 1,120 acres. Real property, £1,618. ...

Polp., 169. Houses, 35. The parish contains also the township of Hornby, which has a post office under Lancaster, and the townships of Farleton, Roeburndale, Wennington, Wray-with-Botton, and Arkholme-with-Cawood. Acres, 23,474. Real property, £18,046; of which £40 are in mines, and £60 in quarries. Pop. in 1851,2,204; in 1861,2,013. Houses, 393. The property is subdivided. Much of the land, with Hornby Castle, belongs to John Foster, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Mauchester. Value, £145.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early perpendicular English; includes a chantry at the E end of the S aisle; has ten stained-glass windows; and was repaired in 1855. The chapelries of Hornby, Arkholme, and Wray are separate benefices. Chapels for Wesleyans and United Free Methodists are in Wray; a Roman Catholic chapel is in Hornby; and a slightly endowed school and charities £67 are in Melling.

Melling through time

Melling is now part of Lancaster district. Click here for graphs and data of how Lancaster has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Melling itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Melling, in Lancaster and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd July 2022

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