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Tottington Lower End

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TOTTINGTON-LOWER-END, a township in Bury parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles NNW of Bury r. station. It contains Tottington and Holcombe chapelries, and is from 4 to 6 miles long. Acres, 5,038. Real property, £34,454; of which £75 are in quarries, and £200 in mines. Pop. in 1851, 10,691; in 1861, 11,764. Houses, 2,268. See Tottington and Holcombe.

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HOLCOMBE-NEXT-BURY, a village and district parish in the township of Tottington Lower End, and parish of Bury, county Lancaster, 3 miles W. of Bury, and 4 S. of Haslingden. This place, which is of recent growth, now forms a separate parish for ecclesiastical purposes, under Lord Blandford's Act. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the extensive cotton factories and calicoprinting works. On Holcombe Common is a column to the memory of Sir Robert Peel. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £175, in the patronage of the Rector of Bury. The church, dedicated to Emmanuel, is a modern structure with a tower surmounted by a spire."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"TOTTINGTON LOWER END, a township in the parish of Bury, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2½ miles N.W. of Bury, its post town. It was given by Charles II. to General Monk, Duke of Albemarle. The township, which contains numerous scattered hamlets, had a population in 1861 of 11,764. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the cotton mills and bleach works, which are extensively carried on. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Rector of Bury. The church is dedicated to St. Anne. The dissenters have several chapels, and there is a school with a small endowment. Dr. Wood, the mathematician, was born here."

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

HOLCOMBE, a village, a chapelry, and a sub-district in Bury district, Lancashire. The village stands near the river Irwell and the Bury and Haslingden railway, 1¼ mile SW of Ramsbottom r. station, and 4½ N by W of Bury. The chapelry is in Tottington-Lower-End township, Bury parish; and was recently made ecclesiastically parochial. Post town, Ramsbottom, under Manchester. Pop., 2,511. A tower or column, to the memory of Sir Robert Peel, stands on Holcombe hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £175.* Patron, the Rector of Bury. The church is in the early decorated English style; and consists of nave, N transept, and chancel, with tower and fine spire. The sub-district consists mainly of part of Tottington-Lower-End township, but includes a pendicle of Walmersley-cum-Shuttleworth township. Pop., 6,645. Houses, 1,276.
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Historical Geography

In 1835 Tottington Lower End was a township in the parish of Bury.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Tottington 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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