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SWINTON, a chapelry, with a village, in Eccles parish, Lancashire; near Patricroft r. station, 4½ mile WNW of Manchester. It has a post-office under Manchester. Pop., about 6,000. There are several good residences. Cotton manufacture and brick-making are carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 230.* Patron, the Vicar of Eccles. The church is plain. There are Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and the Manchester industrial schools.

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

Archives and libraries

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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 Swinton was a chapelry in the township of Worsley in the parish of Eccles.


A description of Swinton in the 19th century.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Swinton 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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