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Moston, township and ry. sta., Manchester par., SE. Lancashire - township, 1297 ac., pop. 3466; the sta. is 4½ miles NE. of Victoria sta., Manchester.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester Local Studies library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Moston area is Manchester.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"MOSTON, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Manchester. The village, which is considerable, is situated on the Leeds railway and Rochdale canal. The poor have the benefit of a small bequest made by W. Langley in 1821."

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Historical Geography

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

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Moston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD881024 (Lat/Lon: 53.518326, -2.181671), Moston which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Moston 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

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.