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LITTLEBOROUGH, a village and a chapelry in Rochdale parish, Lancashire. The village stands on the river Roch, the Rochdale canal, the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, and the Roman road to York, at the foot of Blackstone-Edge, 3 miles NE of Rochdale; is supposed, from its position on the Roman road, and from the discovery of some Roman antiquities in its neighbourhood, to stand on or near the site of a Roman station; is a large place sharing in the manufactures of Rochdale, and practically a suburb of that town; and has a railway station with telegraph, and a post office under Manchester. The chapelry contains also the hamlets of Gale, Shore, Durn, Featherstall, Rake, Chelburn, Smithy Bridge, Calder Brook, Summit, Whitelees, Laneside, and Sladen. Pop. in 1861, 4,860. Much of the surface is a fine valley, gemmed with mansions and villas. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Rochdale. The church succeeded modern edifice; and consists of nave, with tower and spire. There are chapels for Wesleyans, United Free Methodists, and others, an endowed school, and a national school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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- Victoria St, United Reformed
- Holy Trinity, Church St, Church of England
- St Hilda, Sykes Rd, Hollingworth Fold, Church of England
- Wesleyan Methodist
- New Road, Dearnley, Wesleyan Methodist
- Victoria St, Wesleyan Methodist
- Kingdom Hall, Finance Street, Jehovah's Witness
- Spiritualist, Dearnley
- Littleborough Christian Centre, Todmorden Road, The Vine Fellowship
- St Mary of the Annunciation , Featherstall Road , Roman Catholic
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In 1835 Littleborough was a chapelry in the parish of Rochdale
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