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URMSTON, a township, with a village, in Flixton parish, Lancashire; on the river Mersey, 5½ miles WSW of Manchester. Acres, 974. Real property, 4,511. Pop., 748. Houses, 158. The manor belongs to G. J. N. Ridehalgh, Esq. There is a Wesleyan chapel. John Collier, or "Tim Bobbin," was a native.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Trafford Local studies library.


Urmston Cemetery located on Queens Road, Urmston opened on 14th November 1892.


Details about the census records, and indexes for Urmston.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Urmston area is Trafford.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Urmston was a township in the parish of Flixton.


A description of Urmston in the 19th century.


View maps of Urmston and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ766948 (Lat/Lon: 53.449429, -2.353819), Urmston which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Urmston 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.