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Pendlebury

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PENDLEBURY, a village, a township, and two chapelries, in Eccles parish, Lancashire. The village stands on an eminence, near the Manchester and Bolton railway, the Bolton canal, and the river Irwell, ¾ of a mile S by E of Clifton Junction r. station, and 4 N W of Manchester; and has a post-office, under Manchester. The town-ship comprises 930 acres. Real property, £17,439; of which £3,795 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 2,750; in 1861, 3,548. Houses, 672. There are numerous good residences; coal is extensively worked; and the cotton manufacture is carried on. The chapelries are P., St. John and P. Christchurch; and were constituted in respectively 1843 and 1861. Pop. in 1861, 2,610 and 3,170. Houses, 499 and 616. The livings are p. curacies in the diocese of Manchester. Value of St. John, £200; * of Christchurch, £219. Patrons of St. John, Trustees; of Christchurch, the Bishop of Manchester. The churches are stone structures; St. John's plain, Christchurch in the early English style. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and two national schools.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"PENDLEBURY, a township in the parish of Eccles, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Manchester, its post town. It is a prosperous village, situated on the Bolton and Bury canal. There are several collieries, besides cotton and bed-tick manufactories, which give employment to a large number of the inhabitants'. There is a railway tunnel underneath the village connecting Patricroft with the Clifton junction. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £200. The church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was erected in 1843. There is also the perpetual curacy of Christ Church, value £219, in the patronage of the bishop. There is an endowed National school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. The principal residence is Agecroft Hall, supposed to have been built before the time of Richard II., and in the chapel is a stained window with the royal arms, presented by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, to the Langley family, who then resided here, and in which Cardinal Langley was born"

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Pendlebury was a township in the parish of Eccles.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Pendlebury 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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