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
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53°51′58″N2°49′05″W / 53.866°N 2.818°W / 53.866; -2.818 Coordinates: 53°51′58″N2°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.

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History

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.

Following severe flooding in 2015 which resulted in the evacuation of the villagers, Prince Harry visited the village to meet with residents affected and reopen the refurbished village hall. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Today

Despite its size, the village has its own pub, car garage, school, village hall, tennis club, bowling club and nearby Myerscough College. [6] 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. [7]

Location

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

Transport

St Michael's microlight airfield is located just over a mile to the southeast of the village, south of St Michael's Road. It has three grass runways, and its airport code is GB-0398. [8] It is the home of Northern Microlight School, which was founded in 1982. [9]

See also

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Poulton-le-Fylde Human settlement in England

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River Wyre

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Kirkland, Lancashire Human settlement in England

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Inskip, Lancashire Human settlement in England

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Pilling Human settlement in England

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Catterall Civil parish in Wyre, England

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Great Eccleston Human settlement in England

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St Michaels Church, St Michaels on Wyre Church in Lancashire, England

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St Helens Church, Churchtown Church in Churchtown, Lancashire

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Upper Rawcliffe-with-Tarnacre Human settlement in England

Upper Rawcliffe-with-Tarnacre is a civil parish on the Fylde, in the Borough of Wyre, in Lancashire, England. It had a population of 604 in 2001, increasing to 629 at the 2011 Census. The only settlements in the parish are the village of St Michael's on Wyre and the tiny hamlet of Ratten Row. The River Wyre passes through the parish, and the River Brock joins the Wyre on the parish boundary.

Out Rawcliffe is a civil parish in the Wyre district of Lancashire, England. It contains five listed buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England. All the listed buildings are designated at Grade II, the lowest of the three grades, which is applied to "buildings of national importance and special interest". The parish, which is almost completely rural, contains the small village of Out Rawcliffe. The listed buildings consist of a farmhouse, a country house, a church, a former vicarage, and an animal pound.

Upper Rawcliffe-with-Tarnacre is a civil parish in the Wyre district of Lancashire, England. It contains nine buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings. Of these, one is listed at Grade I, the highest of the three grades, and the others are at Grade II, the lowest grade. The parish includes the village of St Michael's on Wyre and is otherwise rural. The River Wyre passes through the parish, and a bridge crossing it is listed. The other listed buildings are a church and associated mounting block, a country house, a pair of gate piers, a war memorial, two milestones, and a combined milestone and boundary stone.

References

  1. Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wyre Retrieved 2009-08-21
  2. "Lancashire families are being evacuated as floods caused by Storm Eva threaten havoc again". The Independent. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. "Prince Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm". ITV News. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. "Widespread flood alerts remain in force". BBC News. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  5. "Prince hears flood victims' stories". BBC News. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. "Spotlight on - St. Michaels-on-Wyre". www.lep.co.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  7. "Listed Buildings". Wyre Borough Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  8. St Michael's - UK Airfield Guide
  9. Northern Microlight School's official website