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ASHWORTH, a township-chapelry in Middleton parish, Lancashire; on an affluent of the river Roch, 3 miles NE by E of Bury r. station. Post Town, Rochdale. Acres, 1,022. Real property, £2,143. Pop., 233. Houses, 45. The property is all held by one proprietor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £119. Patron, Lord Egerton. The church is good.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)




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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ASHWORTH, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the W. of Rochdale, its post town. A small stream, a branch of the river Roch, runs through it. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £119, in the patronage of Lord Egerton."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ashworth was a township in the parish of Middleton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ashworth 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.


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