Heaton with Oxcliffe


HEATON, a township and a sub-district in Lancaster district, Lancashire. The township is in Overton chapelry, Lancaster parish; lies on the river Lune, 2½ miles SW of Lancaster; includes the hamlet of Oxcliffe; and bears the name of Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Acres, 1,977. Real property, £2,609. Pop., 165. Houses, 22. -- The sub-district includes three other townships of Lancaster parish, and all Heysham parish. Acres, 12,865. Pop., 3,455. Houses, 670.

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


Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster and Morecambe libraries.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heaton with Oxcliffe area is Lancaster.


Description & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"OXCLIFFE, a hamlet in the parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 2 miles W. of Lancaster. It is situated on the river Lune, and is joined with Heaton to form a township."

"HEATON-WITH-OXCLIFFE, a township in the parish of Lancaster, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Lancaster. The village, which is small, is situated on the bank of the river Lune."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Heaton with Oxcliffe was a township in the parish of Lancaster.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.




View maps of Heaton and places within its boundaries.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD445613 (Lat/Lon: 54.044847, -2.849166), Heaton with Oxcliffe which are provided by:


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heaton with Oxcliffe was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.



You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.