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Birtle cum Bamford
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BIRTLE, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in the district of Bury, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Birtle-cum-Bamford; is in Middleton parish; and lies near the Manchester and Rosendale railway, 2½ miles NE of Bury. Acres, 1,388. Real property, £7,909,-of which £300 are in mines. Pop., 2,350. Houses, 404. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in cotton and woollen manufactures, and in calico printing. The chapelry consists of part of this township and part of Bury parish, and was constituted in 1848. Pop., 2,135. Houses, 353. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £180. Patron, the Rector of Middleton. The church was built in 1849. There are three dissenting chapels. The subdistrict comprises parts of two parishes. Pop., 4,758.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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- Norden Rd, Bamford, Independent
- St Michael, Bury Road, Bamford, Church of England
- War Office Rd, Kenyon Fold, Primitive Methodist
- Mount Tabor, Bircle, United Methodist Free Church
- Wesleyan Methodist, Bircle
- Bury & Rochdale Old Rd, Kenyon Fold, Wesleyan Methodist
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In 1835 Birtle cum Bamford was a township in the parish of Middleton.
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