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Tyldesley with Shakerley

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TYLDESLEY, a town, and a township-chapelry, in Leigh parish, Lancashire. The town stands on the Manchester and Wigan railway, at the intersection of the line from Kenyon to Bolton, 2½ miles ENE of Leigh; and has a post-office under Manchester, a r. station, several inns, a temperance and education hall, a church of 1825 with tower and spire, four dissenting chapels, national schools, and extensive cotton mills. Pop. in 1861, 3,950. Houses, 815. The chapelry includes Shackerley hamlet, and is called T.-with-Shackerley. Acres, 2,474. Real property, £21,620; of which £5,358 are in mines, and £45 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 5,397; in 1861, 6,029. Houses, 1,254. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £180.* Patron, Lord Lilford.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"TYLDESLEY-CUM-SHAKERLEY, a township and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 10 miles N.W. of Manchester. It is a station on the Manchester and Preston section of the London and North-Western railway, where the Leigh and Bolton branches turn off. This township, which has recently increased in wealth and population, contained in 1861, 6,029 inhabitants, the greater part of whom are engaged in the cotton and silk mills, and in the neighbouring collieries, which are considerable. In 1827 the township was separated from Leigh and erected into a distinct parish, as regards ecclesiastical affairs, but in other respects may still be considered a part of the town of Leigh (which see)."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"SHAKERLEY, a hamlet in the township of Tyldesley-cum-Shakerley, parish of Leigh, West Derby hundred, county Lancaster, 10 miles N.W. of Manchester, its post town, and 2½ N.E. of Leigh. It is situated on the high road from Leigh to Manchester. The town comprises two or three good streets. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in cotton-spinning and weaving, and others in the collieries. The soil is of a clayey nature. Above half the land is in pasture, and the remainder arable, meadow, and woodland. In 1827 the township was separated from Leigh, and erected into a distinct parish, as regards ecclesiastical affairs. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £135. The church, dedicated to St. George, has a spired tower containing a clock and six bells. It was erected by the Church Building Commissioners in 1825, and was designed by Smirke. There is a National School for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is held. The Wesleyans and Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion have each a place of worship. G. Ormerod, Esq., is lord of Tyldesley manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Tyldesley with Shakerley was a township in the parish of Leigh.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Tyldesley with Shakerley 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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