AINSWORTH, or Cockey, a chapelry in Middleton parish, Lancashire; at Bradley-Fold r. station, 2½ miles E of Bolton. Post Town, Bolton. Acres, 1,296. Real property, £7,048, of which £1,652 are in mines. Pop., 1,803. Houses, 346. Cotton manufacture is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £136. Patron, the Rector of Middleton. The church is good; and there are two dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £12.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"AINSWORTH, (or Cockey), a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S. W. of Bury. Bolton is the post town. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £136, in the patronage of the rector. There is a small endowed school. The cotton manufacture forms the chief occupation of the people.
In 1835 Ainsworth was a township in the parish of Middleton.
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