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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.
Online maps of Urmston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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