MOSS-SIDE, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The village lies 2 miles S by E of Manchester, is neatly built, and has an ornamental public park. The township comprises 430 acres. Real property, £20,039. Pop. in 1851, 943; in 1861, 2,695. Houses, 435. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the extension of buildings and other improvements. The chapelry is much larger than the township, and was constituted in 1854. Pop. in 1861, 6,114. Houses, 1,114. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £717. Patrons, the Representatives of R. Gardiner, Esq. The church is modern. There are national and other schools.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"MOSS-SIDE, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Manchester, its post town. The village, which is considerable, is neatly built. In 1837 an Act was obtained for laying out an ornamental park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £600. The church is a modern edifice. There are National and other schools."
"WHALLEY RANGE, a hamlet in the parish and city of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 1½ mile S. of Manchester. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, in the patronage of trustees. The church was built in 1849 by Harrison."
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