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CRUMPSALL, a township and two chapelries in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Irk, 2½ miles N of Manchester. Post town, Manchester. Acres, 733. Real property, £20,329. Pop., 4,285. Houses, 714. Crumpsall Hall was the seat of the Chethams; and passed to the Waklyns. The chapelries are Crumpsall-St. Mary and Crumpsall-St. Thomas or Lower Crumpsall. Crumpsall-St. Mary was constituted in 1860, and did not include all the township. Pop., 3,306. Houses, 525. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, not reported. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church was built in 1859, at a cost of £4,420; is in the early decorated style; and consists of nave, chancel, and south aisles, with bell-turret and vestry. Crumpsall-St. Thomas was constituted in 1863; and is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Statistics not reported. Patron, the Bishop of M. The church was founded in 1862. There are three Methodist chapels, large schools, a mechanics' institute, and the Manchester new workhouse.

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


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CRUMPSALL, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles N.E. of Manchester. The village, which is situated on the river Esk, contains many good houses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of the bishop. There is no church, but divine service is performed in the schoolroom. The Wesleyans have a chapel here, and two at Lower Crumpsall. The principal industry is in bleaching and dying, and in the manufacture of silk and cotton. Hugh Oldham, Bishop of Exeter, and founder of the Manchester grammar school, George Clarks, and Humphrey Chetham, were born here. Crumpsall Hall was the seat of the Chethams."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Crumpsall was a township in the parish of Manchester.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Crumpsall 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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