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Chorlton  Lancashire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chorlton like this:

CHORLTON, a district in Manchester parish, Lancashire. It comprehends the sub-district of Chorlton-upon-Medlock, co-terminate with the township of Chorlton-upon-Medlock; the sub-district of Hulme, containing the townships of Hulme and Moss-side; the sub-district of Ardwick, containing the townships of Ardwick, Levens-hulme, Rusholme, Gorton, and Openshaw; and the sub-district of Didsbury, containing the townships of Didsbury, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Withington, and Burnage. ...


Acres, 11, 549. Poor-rates, in 1862, £51, 549. Pop., in 1841, 77, 107; in 1861, 169, 579. Houses, 32, 806. Marriages, in 1860, 563; births, 5, 972, -of which 342 were illegitimate; deaths, 3, 512, -of which 1, 547 were at ages under 5 years and 17 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 4, 163; births, 56, 724; deaths, 35, 123. The places of worship in 1851 were 17 of the Church of England, with 15, 687 sittings; 1 of the Church of Scotland, with 60 s.; 2 of English Presbyterians, with 2, 050 s.; 7 of Independents, with 5, 964 s.; 4 of Baptists, with 2, 020 s.; 2 of Unitarians, with 900 s.; 16 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 7, 403 s.; 1 of New Connexion Methodists, with 240 s.; 3 of Primitive Methodists, with 1, 303 s.; 4 of the Wesleyan Association, with 1, 588 s.; 1 of Calvinistic Methodists, with 577 s.; 1 of Brethren, with 250 s.; 2 undefined, with 220 s.; and 3 of Roman Catholics, with 1, 200 s. The schools were 35 public day schools, with 5, 314 scholars; 194 private day schools, with 5, 663 s.; 58 Sunday schools, with 18, 320 s.; and 18 evening schools for adults, with 623 s. The work-house is in Hulme township.

Chorlton through time

Chorlton is now part of Manchester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Manchester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chorlton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chorlton, in Manchester and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/20078

Date accessed: 16th October 2019


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