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URMSTON, a township, with a village, in Flixton parish, Lancashire; on the river Mersey, 5½ miles WSW of Manchester. Acres, 974. Real property, £4,511. Pop., 748. Houses, 158. The manor belongs to G. J. N. Ridehalgh, Esq. There is a Wesleyan chapel. John Collier, or "Tim Bobbin," was a native.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Trafford Local studies library.



Urmston Cemetery located on Queens Road, Urmston opened on 14th November 1892.




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Urmston area is Trafford.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "URMSTON, a township in the parish of Flixton, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 6 miles S.W. of Manchester. The village is situated on the river Mersey. The soil is sandy, with a subsoil of sand and gravel. There are an infant school and a chapel for the Wesleyans. G. J. M. Ridehalgh, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Urmston was a township in the parish of Flixton.

You can see the administrative areas in which Urmston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



A description of Urmston in the 19th century.

The Urmston A-Z contains a great deal of information about the area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Urmston 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.