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BURNAGE, a township in Manchester parish, Lancashire; on the river Mersey, adjacent to the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 4 miles S of Manchester. Acres, 658. Real property, 3,741. Pop., 624. Houses, 120.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester Central library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Burnage.

Church History

St Margaret's Church has produced a history of the church called St Margaret's Burnage Celebration 125 price 5 + postage from the Vicarage, Burnage Lane Manchester.

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Burnage 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

The Register Office covering the Burnage area is Manchester.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Burnage which are provided by:


Names extracted from the Lancashire Directory, 1858.


Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Burnage to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Burnage was a township in the parish of Manchester.


A description of Burnage in the 19th century.

Burnage as it used to be.


View maps of Burnage and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ866926 (Lat/Lon: 53.430005, -2.203151), Burnage which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Burnage 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.