Walmersley

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WALMERSLEY, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Bury parish and district, Lancashire. The village stands near Summerseat r. station, 2¼ miles N of Bury; carries on manufactures similar to those of Bury; and has a post-office under Bury, Lancashire. The township includes Shuttleworth, 2½ miles to the N; and bears the name of W.-cum-Shuttleworth. Acres, 5,056. Real property, 20,417; of which 400 are in mines, 228 in quarries, and 163 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 4,802; in 1861, 5,298. Houses, 1,003. The chapelry excludes Shuttleworth, and was constituted in 1843. Pop. in 1861, 3,269. Houses, 628. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 130. Patrons, Trustees. The church is good; and there are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities 23. The sub-district excludes part of W. township, but includes small parts of three other townships. Pop. in 1861, 5,062. Houses, 964.

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

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Walmersley and Shuttleworth was a township in the parish of Bury.

History

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For probate purposes prior to 1858, Walmersley 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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