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Withington

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WITHINGTON, a township and a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies 4 miles S of Manchester r. station; has a post-office under Manchester; and includes Fallowfield, which also has a post-office under Manchester. Acres, 2,498. Real property, £16,747. Pop. in 1851, 1,492; in 1861, 2,712, of whom 771 were in Chorlton workhouse. Houses, 347. The manor belongs to Lord Egerton. There are numerous villas and other good residences. Chorlton workhouse here was built in 1855, at a cost of about £53,000. The Lancashire Independent College also is here, but has been noticed in our article on Hulme. The chapelry was constituted in 1854. Pop., 2,775. Houses, 359. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £362. Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1841. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Withington area is Manchester.

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"WITHINGTON, a township -in the parish of Manchester, county Lancaster, 4 miles S. of Manchester, of which it is a suburb. The ecclesiastical district of St. Paul in 1861 contained 2,775 inhabitants."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Withington was a township in the parish of Manchester.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Withington 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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