Hollinwood

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HOLLINWOOD, a village and a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Rochdale canal and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 1½ mile SSW of Oldham; is modern and large; has a post office under Manchester, and several factories; and is a seat of petty sessions. The chapelry was constituted in 1835. Pop. in 1861, 6,298. Houses, 1,289. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 300.* Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church is plain. There are an Independent chapel of 1866, Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and national-schools.

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

Archives and libraries

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Cemeteries

Census

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Hollinwood was a chapelry in the parish of Oldham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Hollinwood 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.

Societies

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