"BRADFORD, a township and a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies adjacent to the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 4 miles E of Manchester; and has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 279. Pop., 3,523. Houses, 707. The chapelry extends into Beswick township; bears the name of Bradford-cum-Beswick; and was constituted very recently. The statistics are not reported. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, with a parsonage, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church was built in 1862, at a cost of £6,000; and is in the early English style, and cruciform. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels, large schools built in 1864, at a cost of £3,000, and a police station."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
Local studies information is held at Manchester Central library.
Details about the census records, and indexes for Bradford.
|Ebenezer Chapel, Bradford, Independent|
|Mill St, Bradford, Unitarian|
|St Brigid, Bradford, Roman Catholic|
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"BRADFORD, a township in the parish and borough of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1 mile to the E. of Manchester."
"BRADFORD ROAD, a district parish in the city of Manchester, and county palatine of Lancaster, close to Manchester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of trustees. The church has been recently erected."
In 1835 Bradford was a township in the parish of Manchester.
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