"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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Details about the census records, and indexes for Droylesden.
|St Andrew, Droylsden, Church of England|
|St Cross, Clayton, Church of England|
|St Cuthbert Church of England, Clayton|
|St John, Droylsden, Church of England|
|St Martin, Droylsden, Church of England|
|St Mary, Droylsden, Church of England|
|Ashton Hill Lane Independent, Droylsden|
|Fairfield Road, Droylsden, Congregational|
|Seymour Rd South Congregational, Clayton|
|Manor Rd Cemetery, Droylsden|
The Register Office covering the Droylsden area is Tameside.
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"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."
"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."
In 1835 Droylsden was a township in the parish of Manchester.
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