Garstang

Garstang is a town with 4,076 inhabitants (2001) and a civil parish in Lancashire, England. Garstang is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Cherestanc and is located on an old main route from England to Scotland, which led to repeated destruction, such as in 1322 when the Scots destroyed the village. 1349/1350 the plague raged in Garstang. 1310 Chapter masters of the sand Cocker Abbey got to hold a weekly market in Garstang right. The market was but no longer held even before the Reformation and the dissolution of the monasteries, and so Elizabeth I in 1597 granted the town again the market rights. Garstang is situated on the River Wyre, which flows to the east and south of the village, and the Lancaster Canal to the west. The Garstang and Catterall station (originally Garstang station) of Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway (now part of the West Coast Main Line) in Catterall was until its closure in 1969 of the town's station in distance railway services. The Garstang Town station on the Garstang and Knot-end Railway was closed in 1930 with the setting of the passenger traffic on the line.

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