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Rusholme

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RUSHOLME, a township in Manchester parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Macclesfield railway, 2½ miles S by E of Manchester. Acres, 956. Real property, £32,495. Pop. in 1851, 3,679; in 1861, 5,380. Houses, 986. The limits include a considerable suburb of Manchester, and the chapelry of Birch. R. House and R. Park are chief residences. A Wesleyan chapel, a cruciform edifice in the Gothic style, was built here in 1863, at a cost of £4,000.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Rusholme area is Manchester.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"RUSHOLME, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2 miles S.E. of Manchester, its post town, and 5 from Stockport. The village, which is large, forms a suburb of Manchester, and in the neighbourhood are numerous gentlemen's seats. An Act of Parliament was obtained in 1837 for laying out and maintaining an ornamental park within this and the adjoining townships of Chorlton-upon-Medlock and Moss-side. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. The church is a modern structure."

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"BIRCH, an extensive village in the township of Rusholme, and the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S. of Manchester, of which it forms a suburb. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £160, in the gift of Sir J. W. H. Anson, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. James. Birch Hall is the principal residence."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Rusholme 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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