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Hulme

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HULME, a township, eight parochial chapelries, and a sub-district, in Manchester parish and Chorlton district, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Irwell and on the Manchester and Altrincham railway, at the termination of the Bridgewater canal, 1¼ mile SW of the centre of Manchester; and is all within Manchester borough, and under the Manchester police. Acres, 440. Real property, £240,913; of which £77,916 are in the canal. Pop. in 1851, 53,482; in 1861, 68,433. Houses, 13,487. The increase of pop. arose from participation in the prosperity and extension of Manchester.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester Central library.

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Census

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Churches

There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.
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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Hulme area is Manchester.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"HULME, a township in the parish and borough of Manchester, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Manchester, of which it is a populous suburb. It is situated on the further side of the river Medlock, which separates it from Manchester. The greater part of the township is now covered with buildings. It contains numerous cotton and other factories, the workhouse for Chorlton Union, and cavalry barracks. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the manufactures carried on at Manchester. The living of St. George is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £350, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. There are two other churches, one dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and the other to St. Mark, besides chapels belonging to most of the Protestant Dissenters."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Hulme 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, Hulme 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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