St Michael's on Wyre

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St Michael's on Wyre
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St Michael's Church, St. Michael's on Wyre
St Michael's on Wyre is located in Lancashire
St Michael's on Wyre
St Michael's on Wyre
St Michael's on Wyre shown within Lancashire
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR3
Dialling code 01995
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53°51′58″N 2°49′05″W / 53.866°N 2.818°W / 53.866; -2.818Coordinates: 53°51′58″N 2°49′05″W / 53.866°N 2.818°W / 53.866; -2.818

St Michael's on Wyre is a village on the Fylde, in the Borough of Wyre, in Lancashire, England; it lies on the River Wyre. The village is centred on the church of St Michael's which was founded before AD 640. It is in the civil parish of Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnacre, which had a population in 2001 of 604.[1] For later counts see the Civil parish.

History[edit]

In 1835 the parish of St Michael's contained the townships of Out Rawcliffe, Upper Rawcliffe, Elswick, Great Eccleston, Inskip-with-Sowerby, Newsham and Woodplumpton.

In 1984, 16 people were killed in the Abbeystead disaster, during a visit by a party from St Michael's to a waterworks 10 miles up the River Wyre.

Today[edit]

The village has its own pub, car garage, village hall and nearby Myerscough College. The parish church of St Michael is the village's most prominent landmark. The nave and chancel date from the 14th century, and the tower from the 16th. It is one of only two Grade I listed buildings in the Borough of Wyre.[2]

Location[edit]

St Michael's on Wyre is situated between Lancaster, Preston and Blackpool.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wyre Retrieved 2009-08-21
  2. ^ "Listed Buildings". Wyre Borough Council. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 

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