Bardsley, Lancashire

Historical Description

Bardsley, a village and an ecclesiastical district in Ashton-under-Lyne parish, Lancashire, 2 miles N by W of Ashton. It has a post office under Ashton-under-Lyne. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in cotton factories, iron-works, and coal-mines. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 3304. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; net value, £203 with residence. The church was built in 1844, and enlarged with a new chancel and organ chamber in 1885. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Lancashire
Hundred Salford
Poor Law union Ashton-under-Lyne

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Bardsley from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Bardsley are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lancashire newspapers online: