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Whitworth

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WHITWORTH, a village, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Rochdale parish and district, Lancashire. The village stands 3¼ miles N by W of Rochdale r. station, and has a post-office under Rochdale. The chapelry was formerly more extensive than now. Rated property, £15,786. Recent pop., 4,324. The property is much subdivided. W. House was formerly the residence of the "Whitworth doctors;" and is now the residence of J. E. Taylor, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300. Patrons, Trustees. The church was rebuilt in 1775; and is cruciform, with a steeple. There is an endowed school with £14 a year. The sub-district comprises the Whitworth and Brandwood sections of Spotland township. Real property, £51,695; of which £9,465 are in mines, £2,045 in quarries, and £93 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 9,215; in 1861, 14,006. Houses, 2,717.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Whitworth Library,
Lloyd Street,
Whitworth
OL12 8AA

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Whitworth area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WHITWORTH, a hamlet and ecclesiastical district in the township of Spofland and parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2½ miles N.W. of Rochdale. The hamlet of Whitworth in 1861 contained 14,006 inhabitants, and the ecclesiastical district 8,324. See Rochdale."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Whitworth was a chapelry in the township of Spotland in the parish of Rochdale.

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History

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Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Whitworth 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

The Whitworth Historical Society provide information about the Whitworth Museum, and the history of Whitworth.

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