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STAND, or Whitefield, a chapelry, with a village, in Pilkington township, Prestwich parish, Lancashire; 1½ mile SE of Radcliffe r. station, and 5½ NNW of Manchester. It was constituted in 1829; and it has a post-office under Manchester. Pop. in 1861, 8,958. Houses, 1,824. There are many good residences. Cotton manufacture, and employments akin to it, are largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £270.* Patron, the Earl of Wilton. The church was built in 1826, at a cost of £15,000; is in the pointed style; and has a pinnacled tower, 186 feet high. There are four dissenting chapels, an endowed grammar-school, and a large national school, the last used as a chapel of ease.

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




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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "STAND, (or Whitefield), a chapelry in the township of Pilkington, and parish of Prestwich, county Lancaster, 5½ miles N. of Manchester, its post town, and 1½ mile S.E. of Radcliffe railway station. The village is situated on the Bury and Manchester turnpike road. The soil is of a sandy character, with a subsoil of sand and gravel. It contains numerous villa residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £270. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a lofty tower, with a clock and eight bells. There is a stained E. window. The church was erected in 1826, at a cost of £15,000. There is also a New Jerusalem church, with a day and Sunday school adjoining. There are National and Sunday schools. The Independents, Wesleyans, and Unitarians have chapels. The Dales, Park Hill, Stand House, and Stand Hall are the principal residences.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Stand was a chapelry in the township of Pilkington, in the parish of Prestwich.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Stand 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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