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Birtle cum Bamford

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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Local studies information is held at Rochdale library.


Congregational / Independent
Norden Rd, Independent, Bamford

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Birtle cum Bamford area is Rochdale.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Birtle cum Bamford was a township in the parish of Middleton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Birtle cum Bamford was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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