Chorlton cum Hardy

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CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY, a township-chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire; near the river Mersey and the North Western railway, 3½ miles SW of Manchester. It has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 1, 265. Real property, 4,928. Pop., 730. Houses, 147. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 103. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Manchester. The church was built in 1866, at a cost of 5,000. There are chapels for Independents and Methodists.

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

Archives and libraries

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Chorlton cum Hardy area is Manchester.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Chorlton cum Hardy was a township in the parish of Manchester.


A description of Chorlton cum Hardy in the 19th century.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Chorlton cum Hardy 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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