CROMPTON, a township and a sub-district in Oldham district, Lancashire. The township is in Prestwich parish, and within Oldham borough; lies near the Oldham and the Rochdale railways, 3 miles N of Oldham; contains the villages of High-Crompton, Cowlishall, and Shaw, the last of which has a post office under Oldham; and is divided into the chapelries of East Crompton and Shaw. Acres, 2, 864. Real property, £22,972; of which £2,779 are in mines, £1,060 in quarries, and £350 in gas-works. Pop., 7,032. Houses, 1,460. Many of the inhabitants are employed in collieries and in large cotton mills. The sub-district is conterminate with the township.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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|Holy Trinity, Shaw, Church of England|
|St James, Crompton, Church of England|
|St Mary, High Crompton, Church of England|
|St Saviour, East Crompton, Church of England|
|Rochdale Rd, Shaw, Congregational|
|Fraser St, Shaw Cemetery, Crompton|
|St Joseph, Shaw, Roman Catholic|
The Register Office covering the Crompton area is Oldham.
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"CROMPTON, a township in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, in the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles N. of Oldham. It contains the villages of Cowlishall, High Crompton, and Shaw. Part of the land is moorland, but the township is densely populated. The inhabitants are employed in the collieries and cotton-mills. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately. The church is a modern building. Crompton Hail is in ruins. Lord Lyttelton has a seat here."
"SHAW, a village in the township of Crompton, and parish of Prestwich, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Rochdale, near the river Irk. It is a station on the Oldham and Rochdale branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £220, in the patronage of the Rector of Prestwick."
"COWLISHALL, a village in the parish of Prestwich, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles N. of Oldham. It is within the limits of the borough of Oldham. The inhabitants are engaged in the collieries and cotton-mills,"
In 1835 Crompton was a township in the parish of Oldham.
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