Over Wyresdale

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Over Wyresdale
Tarnbrook Fell - geograph.org.uk - 102778.jpg
Tarnbrook Fell
Over Wyresdale is located in Lancashire
Over Wyresdale
Over Wyresdale
 Over Wyresdale shown within Lancashire
Population 316 (2011)
OS grid reference SD5654
Civil parish Over Wyresdale
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
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 Lancaster & Wyre
List of places

Coordinates: 53°58′59″N 2°40′01″W / 53.983°N 2.667°W / 53.983; -2.667

Over Wyresdale is a civil parish and a parish of the Church of England in the City of Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. It has a population of 348,[1] decreasing to 316 at the 2011 Census.[2] The parish includes the hamlets of Abbeystead, Lee, Lower Green Bank, Ortner, Marshaw and Tarnbrook. The parish church, Christ Church is located about a mile to the west of Abbeystead.

The vast majority (around 16,000 acres) of the land in the parish lies within the Abbeystead Estate, which is the property of the Duke of Westminster, and which extends into neighbouring parishes to a total extent of approximately 23,000 acres. Of the hamlets, only Lower Green Bank does not form a part of the Abbeystead Estate. The only other significant landowner is the Leigh family.

Blackpool F.C. chairman Karl Oyston married his partner Vicki Wheeler in a ceremony at the parish's Christ Church on 19 February 2011.[3]

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