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RINGLEY, a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; on the river Irwell, and on the Manchester and Bury and Manchester and Bolton railway s, 6¼ miles N W of Manchester. It has a station, of the name of Ringley-Road, on the M. and Bury railway ; and its post town is Bolton. Pop., 800. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 250.* Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church was built in 1851.

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

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ringley was a chapelry in the township of Pilkington, in the parish of Prestwich.


A description of Ringley in the 19th century.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ringley 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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