Select map to view larger area
HULME, a township, eight parochial chapelries, and a sub-district, in Manchester parish and Chorlton district, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Irwell and on the Manchester and Altrincham railway, at the termination of the Bridgewater canal, 1¼ mile SW of the centre of Manchester; and is all within Manchester borough, and under the Manchester police. Acres, 440. Real property, 240,913; of which 77,916 are in the canal. Pop. in 1851, 53,482; in 1861, 68,433. Houses, 13,487. The increase of pop. arose from participation in the prosperity and extension of Manchester.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester Central library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Hulme.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hulme 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 Hulme area is Manchester.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hulme which are provided by:


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

Historical Geography

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

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


A description of Hulme in the 19th century.


View maps of Hulme and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ833965 (Lat/Lon: 53.464965, -2.253026), Hulme which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Hulme 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.