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  • Northenden was a township in Northenden ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 8290), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1931 to become part of Manchester (Lancashire).
  • It included the hamlets of Lawton Moor, Northen Moor, Rose Hill, Wythenshawe (part).
  • The population was 538 in 1801, 679 in 1851, and 2127 in 1901.


  • Northenden: St. Wilfrid (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Northenden.
  • Northenden, St. Hilda (Roman Catholic). Built in 1901.
  • Northenden, Gospel Mission Hall. Built in 1886.
  • Northenden, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1828, rebuilt in 1886.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Northenden 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)
  • Manchester South (1936-39)
  • Manchester (1939+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1931)
  • Manchester (1931+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Northenden 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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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ828900 (Lat/Lon: 53.406523, -2.260200), Northenden which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Bucklow Rural District (1895-1931)
  • Manchester County Borough (1931-74) *
  • Manchester Metropolitan Borough (1974+) *

* As part of the civil parish of Manchester (Lancashire, 1931-74 ; Greater Manchester, 1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Bucklow (1945-48)
  • Wythenshawe (1948-74)