HAVERBRACK AND ARNSIDE.
The 27 day of October att nighte Beinge in the yeere of our Lorde
God 1602, Beinge a mightie wynd was Arneshead Tower Burned, as it
pleased the Lorde to pmitte. Lancaster Parish Registers.
In the suit between Thomas Calvert, clerk, vicar of Hearsham, co.
Westmorland, and Matthew Kitchin, clerk, and Robert Parkinson, as
to the right and title to the parsonage of Heighsham (Heysham)
giving the several farmers thereof, its value, and a lease thereof made
by Edward Croft (said to have been a recusant) to Robert Parkinson,
we find the name of Thomas Bradley of Arneshead. Lanc. Record
Soc. vol. II, p. 14.
7 April. In a list of the freeholders within the Barony fit to serve
as jurors, having freehold estates worth £20 per annum the name of
Edward Wilson of Haverbrack occurs with twenty-three others.
Hist. MSS. Com., 12th Rep., p. 35.
6 October. John Tomlinson of Nether Meathopp, labourer, forcibly
entered into the fishing of John Jackson, Thomas Cornthwaite,
Richard Burrow, and Richard Saul, called Arnshead Fishing, parish
Beathom, and took and carried away a salmon, value 2s.; fined 2s. 6d.
K. Indictment Book, 1692–1724.
The Rev. William Hutton made a copy of the boundaries of
Haverbrack Manor and observed that it is "very easy now in 1790 to
trace this Boundary." Begin at Milnthorpe Bridge then up the Miln
Stream to the foot of Abbs. Well, thence to the end of the hedge row
on the north of Levens Close. Thence to the south-west side of
Bylands to Belleside Moss, then on the north side of Belleside Moss
to the north end of Sixteen Acres, and from thence down the southeast side thereof to a stone stoop called Sixteen Acre Gate Stoop
(now no more), from thence to the middstream of Beetham Beck,
thence up to a stone called the Grave Stone which stands east from
the Church. Then up the hedge row on the east of Locksmith Close
to St. John's Chapel, from thence to the Highway on the south-east
stile of the Church and then full west along the Highway to
Staveley Stone in the midst of the said Highway, from thence by the
north side of Pinder Croft to the east corner of Crabtree Acre and by
the end of that to the south corner thereof, and then by the south side
of it to the Highway leading to Haverbrack Miln, then north along
the said Highway to a place called the Broad Oak. Then westerly
up the Highway betwixt Beetham and Haverbrack to the north-east
corner of the Nether Cross Roads, then southerly up that hedgerow,
by the east side of that close to the south-east corner of it. From
thence westerly along the hedgerow on the north side of Longlands
and till you come to the Highway betwext Wray and Beetham, then
westerly by the hedge on the south side of the said way to Stephlin
Gap or Gate. From thence to the Greystone on Cock Shutt and from
thence to Pannier Well and so to the Burnt Yew on Burn-barrow,
from thence to Tyson's Steel, and all along the hedgerow to Underlade Stone. Thence to Simon Keld and so up the river to Milnthorpe
Bridge. Beetham Repository, p. 74.
8 January. Presentment that there is a certain highway leading
from the town of Beetham towards and upto the sea shore, used for
all the liege subjects, etc., and that a certain part thereof situate or
being in the Division of Arnside beginning at the boundary line which
divides the Division of Arnside from the Division of Storth, and
extending from thence to the high water mark on the sea shore near a
certain house belonging to one Robert Greenwood, and containing in
length 2,295 yards and in breadth 12 feet, is very ruinous, miry, deep
broken and in decay, to the great danger, etc. And that within the
parish of Beetham from time whereof the memory of man is not to the
contrary, there have been and still are divers townships, divisions,
districts and places whereof the Division of Arnside is one, and that
the inhabitants of the said Division hath hitherto repaired and
amended the same which but for the said prescription or usages
would otherwise be repairable by the inhabitants of the parish at
large. And the jurors do further present that there hath been and
still is a certain other common highway leading from the sea shore at
high water mark at or near a certain house belonging to Robert
Greenwood towards and unto the town of Beetham and that a
certain part of the same situate in the Division of Storth beginning at
a certain place called Leighton Beck and extending from thence to
the boundary line which divides the Division of Storth from the
Division of Arnside and containing in length 756 yards and in breadth
12 feet is very ruinous and ought to be repaired by the Division of
Storth (as above). And the jurors further present that a certain
highway leading from the town of Hazleslack unto the town of
Beetham beginning at a place opposite to the north-east end of a
certain field called New Ground and in the occupation of Thomas
Saul and extending from thence to the boundary line which divides
the Division of Storth from the Division of Beetham, and containing
in length 1025 yards and in breadth 12 feet which is in great decay for
want of reparation and ought to be repaired by the Division of
Storth (as above). And the jurors further present that there is a
certain highway leading from the sea shore near Robert Greenwood's house as aforesaid unto and over a bridge called Black Dyke
Bridge being in the Division of Storth beginning at the north corner
of a certain field called Little Moss and in the occupation of William
Watson and extending from thence towards and unto the sea shore
near a certain place called Swine Cheek and containing in length
2945 yards and in breadth 12 feet which is very ruinous and ought
to be repaired by the Division of Storth (as above). Note this
indictment occupies 25 pages of foolscap. K. Indict. Book, 1817–24).
The 2295 yards road was certified to be in good and sufficient repair
on 13 January, 1823.
9 July. John Green of St. John's Cross pleaded Guilty to the above
indictment but craved leave for time to repair the said road for the
space of 12 months. In like manner Thomas Saul of Black Dyke
pleaded Guilty and craved 12 months time to repair the Arnside Road,
which was ordered accordingly. Ibid.
15 July. Filed an order with plan annexed for diverting and turning a certain part of the highway leading from Hazleslack towards
and unto the Milnthorp sands, through the lands and grounds of
Joshua Burrow and Robert Hayes. Ibid.
13 November. Daniel Wilson of Dallam Tower died on the 10th
inst. aged 78. He is succeeded by his son in law Col. George Smith
who will assume the name of Wilson. Local Chron., 60.
3 January. Application by Thomas Rodick the owner of a house
called Wood Close in the township of Arnside to have it registered as
a place of religious worship which is done accordingly and a certificate
granted to that effect. K. Order Book, 1839–76.
8 April. Order for diverting a certain highway, called the Moss
Road, leading eastward across the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway,
from and out of another public highway leading between the villages
of Arnside and Beetham, at a point where it turns off westwardly
towards Arnside, between the lands of Mr. George Edgar and Miss
Whinneray, and thence by or along the edge of the Milnthorpe Sands,
into through over and along an intended New Public Highway, to or
near the Fighting Cocks Inn; and for stopping up the Moss Road and
also for stopping up a certain other highway leading from the Fighting
Cocks Inn, by or along the edge of the Sands, across the said railway,
to where it joins a New Road now made across the said railway, at or
near the Arnside station. K. Minute Book, 1859–75.
26 March. Proposed new boundary between Westmorland and
Lancashire in the Morecambe estuary. From Wall End in a straight
line to a point on the sands half-way between Wall End and Carter
House, then from that point in a northerly direction to the eastward
of Holme Island to a point (being the recognised division of the
Furness Railway between the townships of Upper Allithwate and
Meathop for rating purposes), and from the last mentioned point
following the modern recognized township boundary to the centre of
the Winster, north of Castle Head. Approved. C.C. Minutes,
23 August. Black Dyke Bridge which carries the highway from
Carnforth to Arnside over the Cut has become so dangerous that
it is decided to rebuild it. It is 13 ft. wide at present and it is proposed to make it 15 ft. wide at a cost of £130. The County Council
offer to pay one-third of the cost, not exceeding £50 and subject to the
bridge being made 21 feet wide. C.C. Minutes, 1912–13.