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"BAGULEY, a township in the parish of BOWDON, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¼ miles (W. by S.) from Stockport, containing 458 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

See also below and under Northenden

  • Baguley (pronounced 'Bag-ley') was a township in the ancient parishes of Baguley and Northenden, Bucklow hundred (SJ 8188), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1931 to become part of Manchester (Lancashire).
  • It included the hamlets of Newall Green, Roundthorn, and Wythenshawe (part).
  • The population was 423 in 1801, 570 in 1851, and 834 in 1901.


  • Bowdon: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1663 acres, pop. 600 in 1871) of the township of Baguley.
  • Northenden: St. Wilfrid (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (143 acres, pop. 34 in 1871) of the township of Baguley.
  • Timperley: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Baguley from 1852.
  • Ringway: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The district church for part of Baguley from 1863. Closed in 1967.
  • Baguley: St. John the Divine (Church of England), Brooklands Road. The district church for most of the township of Baguley from 1868.
  • Baguley: Church of the Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic). Opened in 1967.
  • Baguley, Baptist Chapel. Founded before 1878. Now closed.
  • Baguley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Baguley, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1872.

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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)

  • Bucklow (1898-1936)

  • Manchester South (1936-39)

  • Manchester (1939+)


Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)

  • Altrincham (1874-1931)

  • Manchester (1931+)


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Bucklow Rural District (1895-1931)
  • Manchester County Borough (1931-74)
  • Manchester Metropolitan Borough (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)

  • Bucklow (1895-1930)


Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Bucklow (1945-48)
  • Wythenshawe (1948-74)