The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"ANCOATS, a chapelry in the parish of Manchester and suburbs of Manchester, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster. There are two curacies in this district both in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The churches are dedicated to St. Andrew and All Souls. The living of the former is valued at £124, and that of the latter at £174. Ancoats Hall, which is a timbered mansion, was formerly the seat of the Moseleys, to whom the manor of Manchester belonged."