Wuerdle and Wardle

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WARDLE, a chapelry, with a village, in Rochdale parish, Lancashire; 2¾ miles NNE of Rochdale r. station. It was constituted in 1859; and it has a post-office under Rochdale. Pop., 2,176. Houses, 439. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 200. Patron, the Vicar of Smallbridge. The church is modern and cruciform, and has a tower and spire. There are two dissenting chapels and a national school.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Rochdale library.



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Wardle area is Rochdale.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Wuerdle and Wardle was a township in the parish of Rochdale.


A description of Wardle in the 19th century.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wardle 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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