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Harpurhey, township, Manchester par., SE. Lancashire, on river Irk, within parl. bor. of Manchester, 193 ac., pop. 4810; here is the Queen's Park (30 ac.), a public recreation ground of Manchester.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester Central library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Harpurhey area is Manchester.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

You can see the administrative areas in which Harpurhey has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Harpurhey 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.