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Droylsden

"DROYLSDEN, a township-chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire; on the Rochdale canal and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 4 miles E of Manchester. It includes the hamlet of Little Droylsden, and the villages of Fairfield and Clayton; and it has a station on the railway, and a post office under Manchester. Acres, 1,611. Real property, £25,121. Pop., 8,798. Houses, 1,718. The property is subdivided. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton factories. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £130. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1848; an Independent chapel, in 1860; a Wesleyan chapel, in 1866; and there are Moravian and P. Methodist chapels, and British schools."

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

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Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Tameside local studies library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Droylsden area is Tameside.

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "DROYLESDEN, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles W. of Ashton-under-Lyne, and 4 E. of Manchester. It has stations on the Manchester and Leeds section of the London and North-Western, and on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railways. It is situated on the Rochdale canal, and contains the hamlets of Little Droylsden, Fairfield, and Clayton. The inhabitants are, for the most part, employed in the cotton factories. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £130, in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship, and there is a Moravian settlement at Fairfield."

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  • "FAIRFIELD, a village in the parish of Manchester, and township of Droylsden, county palatine Lancaster, 4 miles E. of Manchester. The Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railway has a station here. The people are employed as cotton spinners. The Moravians have a settlement in this place."

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Historical Geography

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Droylsden has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Droylsden 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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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.