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Swinton

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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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Census

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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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Historical Geography

In 1835 Swinton was a chapelry in the township of Worsley in the parish of Eccles.

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History

A description of Swinton in the 19th century.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Swinton 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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