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Wardleworth

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WARDLEWORTH, a township in Rochdale parish, Lancashire; including large part of Rochdale borough. Real property, £61,924; of which £1,060 are in mines, and £559 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 14,103; in 1861, 17,840. Houses, 3,534. Pop. of the R. borough part in 1861, 16,531. Houses, 3,272. See Hundersfield.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Rochdale library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Wardleworth area is Rochdale.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WARDLEWORTH, a township in the parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 1 mile N. of Rochdale, of which it forms part, containing the town prison, a poorhouse, &c."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Wardleworth was a township in the parish of Rochdale.

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History

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Wardleworth 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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