ALKRINGTON, a township in Prestwick-cum-Oldham parish, Lancashire; 1 mile W of Middleton Junction r. station, and 4½. N by E of Manchester. Acres, 788. Real property, £1,957. Pop., 423. Houses, 77. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in the neighbouring cotton factories. Alkrington Hall is the seat of the Lever family, and is noted for Sir Aston Lever's collecting a museum at it, which was sold in London.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"ALKRINGTON, a township in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1 mile to the S. of Middleton. The small river Irk flows through the township. The cotton manufacture affords the principal employment of the inhabitants. Alkrington Hall was once the seat of Sir Aston Lever, whose well-known museum was formed here."
In 1835 Alkrington was a township in the parish of Oldham.
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