The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"RAMSBOTTOM, a village and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Bury, hundreds of Blackburn and Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles N. of Bury, and 9 N.W. of Manchester. It is a station on the East Lancashire section of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. It is situated near the rivers Irwell and Roche, and forms a suburb of the town of Bury. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £710, in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately. The church is a modern structure. The Wesleyans have a place of worship."