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Birtle cum Bamford

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BIRTLE, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in the district of Bury, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Birtle-cum-Bamford; is in Middleton parish; and lies near the Manchester and Rosendale railway, 2½ miles NE of Bury. Acres, 1,388. Real property, £7,909,-of which £300 are in mines. Pop., 2,350. Houses, 404. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in cotton and woollen manufactures, and in calico printing. The chapelry consists of part of this township and part of Bury parish, and was constituted in 1848. Pop., 2,135. Houses, 353. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £180. Patron, the Rector of Middleton. The church was built in 1849. There are three dissenting chapels. The subdistrict comprises parts of two parishes. Pop., 4,758.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Rochdale library.

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Cemeteries

Congregational / Independent
Norden Rd, Independent, Bamford
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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Birtle cum Bamford area is Rochdale.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BIRTLE-CUM-BAMFORD, a township in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from Bury. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the cotton and woollen manufactures, and in calico printing."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BIRKLE, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from Middleton. Bury is its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £40, in the patronage of the Rector of Middleton."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BAMFORD, a joint township with Birtle, in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the W. of Rochdale."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Birtle cum Bamford was a township in the parish of Middleton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Birtle cum Bamford 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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Societies

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