Walmersley, Lancashire

Historical Description

Walmersley, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Bury and Middleton parishes, Lancashire. The village stands 1 mile from Summerseat railway station, and "2 miles N of Bury; carries on manufactures similar to those of Bury, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bury. The township includes the extensive village of Shuttleworth, 2 ½ miles to the N, and Summerseat with Brooks Bottoms, and bears the name of Walmersley-cum-Shuttleworth. Area, 5053 acres; population, 5789. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The Earl of Derby is lord of the manor. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1838. Population, 2539. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; net value, £270 with residence. The church, erected in 1883, in place of the old one, is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, transepts, and bell-turret. There are Free Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, cotton mills, dyeworks, bleachworks, and a brewery A branch of the Northern Counties Hospital for Incurables is here. There is a Congregational chapel in Shuttleworth.

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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


Old maps of Walmersley are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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