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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"ROCHDALE, a parish in the county of Lancashire, and additionally placed in the Genuki Yorkshire pages so as to hold the places within its boundaries which are actually in the old West Riding of Yorkshire."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Austerlands
  • Bakestone Delf
  • Bank Top
  • Bleak Hey Nook
  • Boarhurst
  • Bottoms
  • Brook Bottom
  • Calf Hey
  • Care
  • Care Hill
  • Castleshaw
  • Causey Side
  • Cherry Clough
  • Clough
  • Cross
  • Deanshaw
  • Delph
  • Denshaw
  • Diggle
  • Dobcross
  • Doctor Houses
  • Dowe
  • Fair Banks
  • Fernlee
  • Friarmere
  • Goburn Clough
  • Grange
  • Grasscroft
  • Greenfield
  • Grove
  • Harrop Green
  • Heathfields
  • Heights Chapel
  • Hey Chapel
  • High Moor
  • Hollin Bank
  • Hollins
  • Holly Grove
  • Husteads
  • Junction
  • Lane Head
  • Linfitts
  • Lydgate
  • Mantle Yate
  • New Delph
  • New Houses
  • New Tame
  • Oak View Mill
  • Old Hey
  • Old Tame
  • Pob Green
  • Primrose
  • Quick
  • Roebuck Low
  • Running Hill Head
  • Saddleworth
  • Saddleworth Church
  • Saddleworth Fold
  • Sandbed
  • Shaw Hall
  • Shaws
  • Shelderslow
  • Skelderslow
  • Slades Barn
  • Stone Breaks
  • Tame Water
  • Thurston Clough
  • Thurstones
  • Todmorden
  • Top O' Th' Meadows
  • Tunnel Mouth
  • Tunstead
  • Turf Lane
  • Uppermill
  • Wall Hill
  • Warrock Hill
  • Waterhead Mill
  • Weakey
  • Wellihole
  • White Lee
  • Wood Brook
  • Wool Road
  • Wright's Grove

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


Church History

Church Records

  • The registers of St. Mary's and Christ Church,Todmorden are combined. Between 1865 and 1992 it is almost impossible to determine from the registers at which of the two churches an event occured.
  • The marriage registers for 1899-1959 for Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden are held at the West Yorkshire Archives, Halifax.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Rochdale.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Chapelry of Dob Cross.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Chapelry of Friarmere.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Chapelry of Lydgate.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Chapelry of Saddleworth.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Chapelry of Todmorden.
  • The Wilby Bequest donations plaque in Dobcross church.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD893133 (Lat/Lon: 53.616129, -2.163228), Rochdale which are provided by:

Memorial Inscriptions

Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SD962080) Bishop Park
    • (SD995102) Broadhead Noddle
    • (SD904262) Cornholme
    • (SD990082) Dale
    • (SD985086) Delph Greave
    • (SD968094) Grains Bar
    • (SD969045) Grotton
    • (SD972049) Grotton Hall
    • (SD977076) Hill Top
    • (SD969035) Holly Bank
    • (SD994075) Lark Hill
    • (SD969032) Quick Edge
    • (SD982109) Rough Hey
    • (SD959057) Scouthead
    • (SD971093) Slackcote
    • (SD959045) Springhead
    • (SD983057) Wade Hill
    • (SD975027) Woodend



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