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Crompton

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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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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Oldham library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Crompton area is Oldham.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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,"

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

SHAW, a village and a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire. The village stands on the river Beal, near the Oldham and Rochdale railway, 2½ miles N N E of Oldham; is a large place, with well edificed and well-paved streets; presents a neat and clean appearance; carries on industry in cotton mills and in other establishments; and has a post-office under Oldham, and a r.station with telegraph. The chapelry was constituted in 1835. Pop. in 1861, 3,618. Houses, 767. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £220.* Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. A new church, to be in the early decorated style, and to cost about £7,500, was founded in 1869. There is a national school.
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Historical Geography

In 1835 Crompton was a township in the parish of Oldham.

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History

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Crompton 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

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.