Gressingham

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Gressingham
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Loyn Bridge
Gressingham is located in Lancashire
Gressingham
Gressingham
 Gressingham shown within Lancashire
Population 153 (2001)
OS grid reference SD5769
Civil parish Gressingham
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LANCASTER
Postcode district LA2
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 54°07′12″N 2°39′07″W / 54.12°N 2.652°W / 54.12; -2.652

Gressingham is a small village and civil parish in the City of Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. It is north of the River Lune and across the river from Hornby. In the 2001 census, it had a population of 153.[1]

St John the Evangelist's Church was originally built in the 12th century and is a Grade I listed building. It was partly rebuilt in 1734, and restored by Edward Paley in 1862.[2]

The Gressingham Duck was named after the village of Gressingham, having been first bred here in 1980 from a cross of mallards and Pekin ducks[3] However, the exclusive right to breed Gressingham Ducks was bought by Gressingham Foods in 1996, and the ducks they now produce are all from their farms in East Anglia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Lancaster Retrieved 11 February 2010
  2. ^ "St John the Evangelist's Church". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  3. ^ The Guardian: Gressingham Ducks: at the top of their game. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  4. ^ Gressingham: The Duck People. About Us. Retrieved 27 July 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Gressingham at Wikimedia Commons