Longworth

LONGWORTH, a township, in the parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5ΒΌ miles (N. by W.) from Bolton. This place, as its name imports, is an extended narrow tract of land, between two branches of the river Tonge, on the edge of dreary moors. The phenomenon, as it may almost be called in the manufacturing parishes of Lancashire, of a decrease of population, occurs in Longworth, the numbers having been reduced from 238, the amount in 1821, to 179, the number in 1831, and to 149 in 1841. The township comprises 1590 acres of land, principally moor, more or less cultivated, the whole the property of William Hulton, Esq., of Hulton Park.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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