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"NORTHEN, or NORTHENDEN, a parish in the hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, containing, with the township of Northen, and part of that of Etchells, 1406 inhabitants, of which number, 630 are in the township of Northen, 4½ miles. (W.) from Stockport. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £10. 7. 6., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Wilfrid, is principally in the later style of English architecture, with an enriched wooden screen. A part of the hall, the seat of the Tattons, is very ancient; it was garrisoned by Charles I., and besieged and taken by the parliamentarians." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Northenden, also a township in Northenden ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 8290), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1931 to become part of Manchester (Lancashire).
  • It included the hamlets of Lawton Moor, Northen Moor, Rose Hill, Wythenshawe (part).
  • The population was 538 in 1801, 679 in 1851, and 2127 in 1901.


  • Northenden: St. Wilfrid (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Northenden.
  • Northenden, St. Hilda (Roman Catholic). Built in 1901.
  • Northenden, Gospel Mission Hall. Built in 1886.
  • Northenden, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1828, rebuilt in 1886.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Northenden area or see them printed on a map.


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

Places associated with Northenden ancient parish with separate pages


You can see the administrative areas in which NORTHENDEN has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


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+) *

* As part of the civil parish of Manchester (Lancashire, 1931-74 ; Greater Manchester, 1974+)


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

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