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Harpurhey

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Harpurhey, township, Manchester par., SE. Lancashire, on river Irk, within parl. bor. of Manchester, 193 ac., pop. 4810; here is the Queen's Park (30 ac.), a public recreation ground of Manchester.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester Central library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Harpurhey area is Manchester.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"HARPURHEY, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2½ miles N.E. of Manchester. It is a considerable village, forming a suburb of Manchester. Part of the inhabitants are engaged in the mills for spinning and printing cotton. A church has recently been erected here, the living of which is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester.

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Historical Geography

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

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Harpurhey 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

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