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Cockerham


The western façade of St. Michael's Church, at Cockerham

Cockerham (Lancashire)
Cockerham

Cockerham shown within Lancashire
Population 558 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD465525
 - London 204 mi (329 km) SE
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LANCASTER
Postcode district LA2
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
European Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
List of places: UKEnglandLancashire

Coordinates: 53°57'58?N 2°48'53?W? / ?53.966067, -2.814838

Cockerham is a small village and civil parish within the City of Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. It is six miles (9.6 km) south of Lancaster and fifteen miles (24 km) north-northwest of Preston. Located along the estuary of the River Lune, it has a total resident population of 558.[1]

Cockerham has lain within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire since the Middle Ages, having previously formed a township and parish within the hundred of Lonsdale and district of Lancaster.[2]

Between 1894 and 1974, Cockerham lay within the Lancaster Rural District.[3]

The local church is St. Michael's. Close by are the remains of Cockersand Abbey.

Black Knights Parachute Centre? is based in Cockerham.

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  1. , United Kingdom Census 2001. Cockerham CP (Parish). neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved on 2007-06-13.
  2. , A vision of Britain through time. A Vision of Cockerham AP/CP. Retrieved on 2007-06-13.
  3. , A vision of Britain through time. A Vision of Lancaster RD. Retrieved on 2007-06-13.

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