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ASHTON UPON MERSEY

  • Ashton upon Mersey was a township in the ancient parishes of Ashton upon Mersey and Bowdon, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7792), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Sale.
  • It included the hamlet of Woodhouses.
  • The population was 778 in 1801, 1174 in 1851, and 5563 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Sale.

Churches

  • Ashton upon Mersey: St. Martin, Church Lane (Church of England). The ancient parish church for part (840 acres, pop. 1055 in 1871) of the township of Ashton upon Mersey.
  • Bowdon: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for part (782 acres, pop. 1304 in 1871) of the township of Ashton upon Mersey.
  • Ashton upon Mersey: St. Mary Magdalene (Church of England). Built in 1874 as a chapel to St. Martin's. From 1894 the district church for part of the township of Ashton upon Mersey.
  • Ashton upon Mersey: All Saints (Roman Catholic). Opened in 1959.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, Baptist Union Chapel, Ashton Lane. Built in 1875.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers), Park Road. Built in 1856. Some records are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, Independent Chapel, School Lane. Built in 1802. Registers 1799-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Chapel Lane. Built in 1867.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Barkers Lane. Built in 1853. Registers of marriages 1913-1963 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, Unitarian Chapel, Atkinson Road.
  • Ashton upon Mersey, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Cross Street. Built in 1878.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ashton-upon-Mersey area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1936)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1908 September 30 — Gained part of Sale (pop. 0 in 1911)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Sale (1623 acres, pop. 9704 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Ashton-upon-Mersey has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ779925 (Lat/Lon: 53.428811, -2.334083), Ashton-upon-Mersey which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Ashton upon Mersey Urban District (1895-1930)
  • Sale Urban District (1930-35)
  • Sale Municipal Borough (1935-36)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1936)