Failsworth, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in in Manchester civil parish, Lancashire. The township lies on j the Eochdale Canal, and has a station on the Oldham branch i of the L. & Y.R., 4 miles NE of Manchester; and has a j post, money order, and telegraph office under Manchester, i and a station on the railway. Acreage, 1073; population, j 10,425. The township is governed by a local board, j The chief industry is cotton spinning, but cotton and silk i weaving and the manufacture of hats are also carried on. j The chapelry is coterminate with the township, and was constituted in 1846. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1846. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, Uni-tarian, Methodist New Connexion, Swedenborgian, and Roman Catholic chapels, and several schools. The Swedenborgian chapel was erected in 1889 near the site of an older one.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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