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The Parish of Overton
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A village, a township, and a chapelry, in Lancaster parish, Lancashire.

Overton Church, from an old post card
Overton Church, from an old post card

The village stands on the river Lune, within the peninsula between it and the sea, 2-1/2 miles NNE of the river’s mouth, and 3-1/2 SW of Lancaster r. station; and occupies the site of a Roman settlement.

The township contains also the hamlets of Sunderland and Saltmarshes, and bears the name of Overton and Sunderland. Acres, 6,314. Real property, £2,042. Pop. in 1851, 334; in 1861, 305. Houses, 67.

The property is divided chiefly between two --The Chapelry is conterminate with the township.

The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £155. Patron, the Vicar of Lancaster. The church is ancient and has an open turret.

From: The Imperial Gazetteer of England And Wales, by John Marius Wilson. London, 1872.

Entered here 21 November 2004 by Lynn Ransom Burton.

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