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Urmston, Lancashire

Historical Description

Urmston, a township and a parish in Lancashire, 5¼ miles WSW of Manchester, with a station on the Cheshire Lines Committee railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Manchester. Acreage of township, 993; population, 4042. There is an urban district council consisting of twelve members. The Grange, the Grove, Urmston Lodge, and Manor Croft are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; gross value, £350 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church was built in 1868, is in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave,. N and S aisles, and a bell-turret. There are Wesleyan, Congregational, Primitive, and Independent Methodist chapels,. also numerous private residences, a bank, a science and art institute, and a Jewish cemetery.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishFlixton 

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

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Urmston from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtM41
Post TownManchester