Periods > 11th and 12th centuries > Victoria County History: Lancashire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 2

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century
A part-volume detailing the religious houses of the county, including the major Cistercian house of Furness, and the early history of the parish church (later cathedral) of Manchester.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century •  17th century •  18th century •  19th century
The local history of most of Merseyside east of the Mersey, from Sefton in the north to Speke in the south, and including Warrington, Widnes and Ormskirk. The City of Liverpool itself is covered separately in volume 4.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century •  17th century •  18th century •  19th century
Detailed local histories of the city of Liverpool, Wigan and most of greater Manchester. The rest of Merseyside is treated in volume III.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century •  17th century •  18th century •  19th century
Continues the account of Salford hundred begun in volume 4. It includes accounts of the parishes of Bury, Bolton-le-Moors, Prestwich-with-Oldham and Rochdale.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century •  17th century •  18th century •  19th century
Describes the history of the hundred of Leyland, including the parishes of Chorley and Standish. It also covers part of the hundred of Blackburn, including the parish of Blackburn itself. The rest of the hundred is treated in volume 7.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century •  17th century •  18th century •  19th century
This volume is mostly taken up with the history of Amounderness hundred, lying north of the Ribble and south of Lonsdale. It covers the coastal town of Lytham, as well as giving an account of major towns including Preston and Garstang. It also concludes the account of Blackburn hundred, mostly covered in volume 6, including the parishes of Ribchester and Chipping.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8

•  11th and 12th centuries •  13th century •  14th century •  15th century •  16th century •  17th century •  18th century •  19th century
Covers Lonsdale hundred, the northernmost part of the historic county. To the north it includes the parishes of Cartmel, Hawkshead and Ulverston (now in Cumbria). Further south it covers the parish and city of Lancaster, and the rest of the county as far south as Cockerham, where the hundred bordered that of Amounderness (volume 7).