SWINTON, a chapelry, with a village, in Eccles parish, Lancashire; near Patricroft r. station, 4½ mile WNW of Manchester. It has a post-office under Manchester. Pop., about 6,000. There are several good residences. Cotton manufacture and brick-making are carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £230.* Patron, the Vicar of Eccles. The church is plain. There are Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and the Manchester industrial schools.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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|Cemetery Rd Cemetery, Swinton|
|Jane Lane, Swinton, Unitarian|
|St Charles, Swinton, Roman Catholic|
|St Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Swinton, Roman Catholic|
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"SWINTON, a hamlet and chapelry in the township of Worsley and parish of Eccles, county Lancaster, 4½ miles N.W. of Manchester, its post town, and 6 E. of Bolton. The village is situated on the main road to Manchester. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the cotton mills, collieries, and brick kilns. The Manchester training school is situated here. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £126, in the patronage of the Vicar of Eccles The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a cruciform structure, built in 1791. There is a National school for both sexes, at which a Sunday-school is also held. The Wesleyans, Independents, and Unitarians have chapels."
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