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UNSWORTH, a chapelry, with three hamlets, in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles SSE of Bury r. station. It has a post-office under Bury, and a fair on the last Monday of July. Pop., about 2,000. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 200. Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church was rebuilt in 1842. There are three dissenting chapels, and an endowed school with 20 a year.

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



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Historical Geography

In 1835 Unsworth was a chapelry in the parish of Prestwich.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Unsworth 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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