"CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY, a township-chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire; near the river Mersey and the North Western railway, 3½ miles SW of Manchester. It has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 1,265. Real property, £4,928. Pop., 730. Houses, 147. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £103. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Manchester. The church was built in 1866, at a cost of £5,000. There are chapels for Independents and Methodists."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY, a chapelry in the parish of Manchester, in the hundred of Salford, in the county of Lancaster, 4 miles S.W. of Manchester. It is pleasantly situated about a mile from the river Mersey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £103, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Clement, is a brick edifice. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, erected in 1827. The chief employment of the inhabitants is market-gardening. The charities produce about £8 per annum."