Ramsbottom

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RAMSBOTTOM, a small town and a chapelry in Bury parish, Lancashire. The town stands on the river Irwell and on the East Lancashire railway, 4 miles N of Bury; was the place where the first Sir Robert Peel established calico-printing; carries on cotton spinning, calico-printing, machine-making, rope-making, and iron and brass founding; is governed by a local board, under the act of 1858; and has a post-office under Manchester, a railway -station with telegraph, a commodious inn, a police station, a church, four dis-senting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a public school, an athenĉum, a public library, and an Odd Fellows' hall. The church was built in 1850, at a cost of £3,400; was enlarged shortly before 1868; is in the early English style; and has a memorial window to the late Lord Palmerston, and a tower and spire. The Presbyterian chapel was built in 1834; is a handsome edifice, in the pointed style; and has a lofty pinnacled tower. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Pop. in 1861, 4,134. Houses, 798. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £170. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

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

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ramsbottom was located in the township of Tottington Lower End in the parish of Bury.

History

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ramsbottom 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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