"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)


Archives & Libraries

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Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"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."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Chorlton cum Hardy was a township in the parish of Manchester.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Chorlton cum Hardy 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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