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Ancoats & Collyhurst

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester central library.




There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

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


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ancoats area is Manchester.


Description and Travel

Old pictures of Ancoats.

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "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."

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Historical Geography

In Ancoats was a locality in Manchester township.

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


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ancoats was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.