"HOPWOOD, a township in Middleton parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Leeds railway, and the Rochdale canal, 1 mile N of Middleton. It includes the villages of Birch and Gooden. Acres, 2,043. Real property, £10,822; of which £2,200 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,575; in 1861, 2,281. Houses, 450. The increase of pop. was caused by the erection of cotton mills. Hopwood Hall is a mansion of the 14th century, situated in a well wooded park; belonged, at its origin, to the Hopwoods; passed, early in the 18th century, to Edward Gregge, Esq.; and belongs now to Captain E. J. Gregge Hopwood. Many cotton mills, and an extensive iron foundry are at Gooden; and a national school is at Birch."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"HOPWOOD, a township in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles S.E. of Bury, and 1 mile from Middleton. It is situated on the Rochdale canal. The township produces a good supply of excellent coal. Hopwood Hall, an ancient mansion, situated in a well wooded park, is the principal residence."
"BIRCH, a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, not far from Middleton. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the gift of the Rector of Middleton. The church, erected in 1828, is dedicated to St. Mary."
In 1835 Hopwood was a township in the parish of Middleton.
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A description of Hopwood in the 19th century.
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