Nether Wyresdale

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Nether Wyresdale
Nether Wyresdale is located in the Borough of Wyre
Nether Wyresdale
Nether Wyresdale
Shown within Wyre Borough
Nether Wyresdale is located in Lancashire
Nether Wyresdale
Nether Wyresdale
Location within Lancashire
Population 655 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Nether Wyresdale
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA2
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′02″N 2°43′37″W / 53.9505°N 2.7269°W / 53.9505; -2.7269Coordinates: 53°57′02″N 2°43′37″W / 53.9505°N 2.7269°W / 53.9505; -2.7269

Nether Wyresdale is a civil parish in Lancashire, England. In the 2001 United Kingdom census, it had a population of 613,[1] rising to 655 at the 2011 Census.[2]


Along with Over Wyresdale, Nether Wyresdale probably formed part of the manor of Wyresdale in the 12th century.[3] Historically, the village formed part of Garstang Rural District and the ecclesiastical parish of Garstang.[4][5]


Nether Wyresdale is in the non-metropolitan district of Wyre, in the parliamentary constituency of Lancaster and Fleetwood and is represented at parliament by Labour MP Cat Smith. It is part of the European Parliament constituency of North West England. The village is in the electoral ward called Wyresdale. This ward has a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,035.[6]


Nether Wyresdale is approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Lancaster and approximately 16 miles (26 km) north of Preston. It is situated between the River Wyre and Grizedale Brook.[7] It includes the village of Scorton, the hamlet of Street, and part of the village of Dolphinholme.


The parish church of St Peter (located in Scorton) was built 1878–79 to a design by Lancaster architects Paley and Austin. It is a Grade II listed building.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Area: Nether Wyresdale CP", Neighbourhood Statistics, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 2 October 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. ^ Fishwick (1878), p. 46
  4. ^ Farrer & Brownbill (1912), pp. 291–300
  5. ^ "Relationships / Unit History of Nether Wyresdale", A Vision of Britain through Time (Great Britain Historical GIS), University of Portsmouth, 2009, archived from the original on 2 September 2011, retrieved 2 October 2010
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  7. ^ Farrer & Brownbill (1912), pp. 300–305
  8. ^ "Church Of St Peter", Heritage Gateway, English Heritage, retrieved 2 October 2010
  • Farrer, William; Brownbill, J., eds. (1912), "The Parish of Garstang", A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, Constable, OCLC 59626695
  • Farrer, William; Brownbill, J., eds. (1912), "Townships: Nether Wyresdale", A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, Constable, OCLC 59626695
  • Fishwick, Henry (1878), The History of the Parish of Garstang in the County of Lancaster, Manchester: Chetham Society, OCLC 5824231
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