Heywood Genealogical Records

Heywood Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St James, Heywood Baptism Records (1838-1914)

Baptism records from people born in and around Heywood between 1838 and 1914. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

St Luke, Heywood Baptism Records (1813-1900)

Baptism records from people born in and around Heywood between 1813 and 1900. Lists the name of people's parent's, their occupations and abode.

St Luke, Heywood Baptism Records (1745-1812)

Baptisms records for children living in and around St Luke, Heywood, detail the names of their parents - their occupations and residence from 1745 to 1812.

Diocese of Manchester Parish Registers (1603-1910)

An index to almost 1 million baptisms, marriage and burials from parishes in the Diocese of Manchester. Images of register pages can be viewed separately.

Heywood Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St James, Heywood Marriage Records (1841-1930)

Details on those who married at St James, Heywood between 1841 and 1930. Information given may include parent's names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

St Luke, Heywood Marriage Records (1800-1895)

Marriage registers record Anglican marriages in St Luke, Heywood. They are the primary marriage document before 1837 and contain the same details as marriage certificates from then on.

St Luke, Heywood Marriage Records (1745-1754)

Marriage registers record Anglican marriages in St Luke, Heywood. They are the primary marriage document before 1837 and contain the same details as marriage certificates from then on.

Chester Archdeaconry Marriage Bonds (1663-1905)

Digital images of records of licenses to marry in the Archdeaconry. They contain details that may not be found in parish registers, such as age and father's name. The records can be searched by a name index.

Heywood Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St James, Heywood Burial Records (1838-1969)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Luke, Heywood Burial Records (1813-1906)

Burial records for people buried at St Luke, Heywood, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1813 to 1906. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Luke, Heywood Burial Records (1745-1812)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence.

Diocese of Manchester Parish Registers (1603-1910)

An index to almost 1 million baptisms, marriage and burials from parishes in the Diocese of Manchester. Images of register pages can be viewed separately.

Heywood Church Records

Heywood Parish Registers (1745-1812)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at Heywood. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1745.

Diocese of Manchester Parish Registers (1603-1910)

An index to almost 1 million baptisms, marriage and burials from parishes in the Diocese of Manchester. Images of register pages can be viewed separately.

Cheshire Clergy List (1541-1542)

A list of 16th century Anglican clergy in the Diocese of Chester.

Chester Diocese Ordination Book (1542-1558)

A transcription of a book recording early ordinations in the Diocese of Chester.

Lancashire Parish Register Index with Images (1538-1812)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire parish registers for over 60 parishes.

Heywood Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Lancashire Lay Subsidy (1332)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Lancashire Lay Subsidies (1216-1307)

Two lay subsidies from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Lancashire Chartist Land Plan (1842-1848)

A history of the Chartist Cooperative Land Society, which aimed to settle chartists on smallholdings. Also includes a list of over 5,000 chartist sympathizers in Lancashire.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Heywood Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Chester Diocese Probate Images & Index (1492-1857)

A searchable index of testators connected to original images of their will and any probate documents. These records can help trace your Cheshire ancestors back to the 15th century.

Chester Diocese Probate, Admons & Depositions (1487-1620)

A calendar of probate, admon and testamentary depositions from Chester Diocese. The latter, deposition, are sworn statements at testamentary trials.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Lancashire Will Index (1540-1860)

An index to around 250,000 probate records covering Lancashire.

Newspapers Covering Heywood

Burnley Express (1877-1904)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Manchester Evening News (1870-1916)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Manchester area.

Burnley Gazette (1863-1875)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Bury Times (1858-1867)

A local paper including news from the Bury area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Rochdale Observer (1856-1866)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the Rochdale area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Heywood Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Heywood Cemeteries

Lancashire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Lancashire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Heywood Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1924)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Bulmer's Lancashire and District Directory (1912)

Historical & topographical descriptions of Lancashire, supplemented with lists of the area's leading private, commercial and official persons.

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1905)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1895)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Slater's Directory of Lancashire (1869)

Historical and contemporary descriptions of settlements, detailing their governance, churches, schools etc.; to which is appended lists of residents, with their occupations.

Manchester Prison Registers (1847-1881)

A name index linked to original images of over 250,000 Manchester prison records. Records contain details on the convict's birth, appearance, crime and more.

Lancashire Final Concords (1189-1558)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Lancashire Assize Rolls (1176-1268)

Early legal records, largely covering serious cases refereed by lower courts. Many entries record transfers and disputes relating to land.

Lancashire Inquisitions post Mortem (1606-1625)

Transcripts of records created on the death of a direct tenant of the monarch to asses their Lancashire land-holdings. Contains much useful genealogical information.

Duchy Court of Lancaster Pleadings & Depositions (1547-1558)

Pleas heard before the Duchy Court of Lancaster relating to a number of matters, including criminal and land disputes. Contains depositions, which list the age and residence of many people.

Heywood Taxation Records

Lancashire Lay Subsidy (1332)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Lancashire Lay Subsidies (1216-1307)

Two lay subsidies from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Heywood Land & Property Records

Lancashire Final Concords (1189-1558)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Lancashire Assize Rolls (1176-1268)

Early legal records, largely covering serious cases refereed by lower courts. Many entries record transfers and disputes relating to land.

Lancashire Inquisitions post Mortem (1606-1625)

Transcripts of records created on the death of a direct tenant of the monarch to asses their Lancashire land-holdings. Contains much useful genealogical information.

A Calendar of the Norris Deeds (1100-1499)

Deeds from the Norris family of Speak.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Heywood Occupation & Business Records

Prestwich Asylum Admissions (1851-1901)

Abstracts of over 20,000 admissions to an insane asylum.

Smuggling on the West Coast (1690-1867)

An introduction to smuggling on the west coast of Britain & the Isle of Man, with details of the act in various regions.

North England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the north of England.

Lost Pubs of Lancashire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Heywood School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Heywood

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Heywood Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Lancashire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Lancashire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Heywood Military Records

The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division (1914-1918)

A history of a Lancashire division's WWI campaigns.

The 42nd (East Lancashire) Division (1914-1918)

A record of the division's movements in WWI.

Roll of Officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment (1756-1884)

Lists of officers by rank, regiment and name.

Old County Regiment of Lancashire Militia History (1689-1888)

A general history of the militia, including lists of officers from various periods.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

Heywood Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Heywood Histories & Books

Lancashire & Cheshire History and Genealogy (1110-1879)

Extracts from a vast array of historical documents giving details on thousands of individuals connected to the history of Lancashire.

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (370-1867)

A history of two Northern counties from the Germanic invasion to the Victorian period.

Lancashire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Lancashire.

Lancashire Chartist Land Plan (1842-1848)

A history of the Chartist Cooperative Land Society, which aimed to settle chartists on smallholdings. Also includes a list of over 5,000 chartist sympathizers in Lancashire.

Biographical Directories Covering Heywood

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Heywood Maps

Maps of Lancashire (1579-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Heywood Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Heywood Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • York province
    • Chester diocese
      • Manchester archdeaconry
        • Bury deanery

    Historical Description

    HEYWOOD is a modern town and municipal borough, on the banks of the Roach, or Roch, 3 miles east from Bury, about 9 miles north from Manchester by road and 9 ½ by railway, 3 south-west from Rochdale, 19 from Wigan, 9 ½ east from Bolton and 23 from Blackburn, in the Heywood division of the county, hundred of Salford, union and county court district of Bury, rural deanery of Bury, archdeaconry and diocese of Manchester. The Lancashire and Yorkshire railway has two stations here, and the Rochdale canal comes up to the town. The town was incorporated by Royal Charter, 18th Feb. 1881, out of the townships of Birtle-cum-Bamford, Heap, Hopwood, Pilswortil and Castleton, and under the provisions of the” Local Government Act, 1894” (56 & 57 Vict. c. 73), the portions within the borough now form the civil parish of Heywood, created in 1804, by Local Government Board Order 31,671. The Corporation consists of a mayor, G aldermen and 18 councillors: the borough is divided into three wards, and has a commission of the peace. The gas works, at Hooley Bridge, are the property of the Corporation, and occupy 3 acres; there is also an ample supply of good water, obtained from works at Hooley Moor, the property of the Heywood and Middleton Joint Water Board, constituted in 1808.

    By Local Government Board Order No. P 1640, confirmed by Local Government Board Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 10) Act. 1000.” and which, came into operation Nov. 9, 1000, part of the Urban District of Castleton-by-Rochdale was added to the municipal borough.

    St. Luke’s is an ecclesiastical parish, formed June 8, 1864, from the civil parish of Bury: the church is a building of stone in the Early English style, erected in 1861—2 on the site pi the previous church, at a cost of about £15,000, and consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, the Fenton chapel and a tower with lofty spire containing 8 bells: there are several stained windows, and sittings for 1,080 persons, of which 530 are free. The register dates from the year 1712. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £378, with residence, in the gift of the rector of Bury, and held since 1000 by the Rev. Edward Basil Armstrong Hughes M.A. of Worcester College, Oxford. St. James’ is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1840 from the township of Heap in the parish of Bury: the church, erected in 1836, is a plain building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave aisles and a tower containing 3 bells: the east window is a memorial to the late J. Fenton esq. of Bamford Hall, who died in 1857; and there is one to Mrs. Sutcliffe, of Patricroft: a vestry was erected in 1804 at a cost of £250; the church was restored in 1875 and 1884, at a total cost of £2,448, and affords 1,250 sittings, of which 500 are free. The register dates from the year 1838. The living is a vicarage, with St. Georges, Heap, annexed, net yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Manchester, and held since 1883 by the Rev. Alfred Redman M.A. of University College, Durham, and surrogate. All Souls’ (Castleton), Heywood, in the rural deanery of Rochdale, is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1896, under the Rochdale Vicarage Act, and endowed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners out of the revenues of the Rochdale glebe lands. The church, erected in 1800 on a site given by Miss Kay, of Harefield, at a cost of about £6,000, is an edifice of stone and brick, in the Geometrical Gothic style, from designs by Mr. Frank P. Oakley A.R.I.B.A, of Manchester, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, aisles, morning chapel on the south side, north transept forming a choir vestry, organ chamber and clergy vestry and a bell gable above the east end of the nave, containing one bell: the church affords 450 sittings, all free. The register dates from the year 1892. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, in the gift of the Bishop of Manchester, and held since 1896 by the Rev. Rathbone Hartley M.A. of Brasenose College, Oxford. Here is a Catholic church, dedicated to St. Joseph, a Congregational chapel, erected in 1824, seating 750, a Baptist chapel, built in 1831, with 500 seats, also Wesleyan, Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist and Unitarian chapels, and a New Jerusalem church. The cemetery, on the Rochdale road, about a mile from the town, contains, about 10 acres, with three mortuary chapels and a residence for the registrar: it is under the control of the Corporation. The police court is a small brick building, erected in 1872. at a cost of about £1,000. Heywood has now become a large and populous borough, owing its advancement chiefly to the mines of excellent coal in the adjoining townships of Sanford and Hopwood; power looms, boilers and railway wagons and chemicals are made here; iron and brass founding, cotton spinning, and the production of cotton fabrics generally are extensively carried on here, and there are also several steam sawing and moulding mills. The market day is Friday. There are three annual fairs, on the first Friday in April, August and October. The Reform Club, formerly a mechanics’ institution, and built in 1850 at a cost, of nearly £1,200, has a good library reading, billiard and committee rooms, and a large hall holding 1,000 persons, which is available for theatrical and public purposes. There are also working Men’s and Conservative clabs. Queen's Park, an inclosure of 20 acres, the gift of Her Most Graetens Majesty Queen Victoria, was opened on the 2nd of August, 1879, by Col. the Right Hon. Thomas Edward Taylor M.P. chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, it cost in laying out, planting and inclosing, £11,000, and contains some good statuary and a gymnasium and playgrounds. Heywood is known as the birth-place and country residence of Peter Heywood, a zealons Lancashire magistrate mentioned by Lord Clarendon in his history of the Great Rebellion, whose fortune it was to contribute to the discovery of the conspirators implicated in the Gunpowder Treason, and who narrowly escaped assassination at a subsequent period by the hand of a frantic Dominican friar, for urging “poor Catholics” to take the oath of allegiance and supremacy. Heywood Hall was the residence of the ancient family of that name. The population of the eclectical district of St. Luke is 8,315: of the ecclesiastical district of St. James, 8,431. The area of the civil parish and borough is 3,600 acres of land and 51 of water; rateable value £105,678; the population in 1901 was 25,458, viz.: North Ward, 9,739; South Ward, 10,709; West Ward, 5,010.

    PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services

    St. Luke’s, Market place, Rev. Edward Basil A. Hughes M.A. rector; Rev. Percy Cecil Dean M.A. curate; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.

    St. James’, Rev. Alfred Bedman M.A. vicar; Revs. Edward Hare Hardman & Robert William Gibson B.A. curates; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.

    All Souls, Rochdale road east, Rev. Rathbone Hartley M.A.; vicar; Rev. William John Rogers, curate; 7.30 & 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.

    St John’s Mission Church, Hopwood, Rev. Frederic William Cleworth B.A.; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.

    St. Joseph’s Catholic, Dawson street; Revs. Charles William Pool & Richard Vereker, priests; 8, 9, 10 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Baptist Rochdale road; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Congregational, York st. Rev. Silas Rixon; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Methodist Free, Bethel street; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Methodist Free, Bury New road; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    New Jerusalem, Church street, Arthur Wilde; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Primitive Methodist, Bridge street, Rev. Thomas James Turley; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Unitarian, Britain hill, Rev. Thomas Bowen Evans M.A.; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

    Wesleyan Methodist, Market street, Rev. Theophilus D. Anderson B.A.; 10.30 a.m. & 8 p.m.

    Mission Church, Fox street Spiritualists’ Temple, William street.

    SCHOOLS

    An Education Committee of 18 members was formed in 1903; George G. Bouchier, clerk to the committee: W. H. Heywood, sec.; James Pearson & W. H. Jewell, attendance offers.

    Technical School, Hind Hill street, William Healey, chairman; William A. Heywood, sec. & registrar.

    PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    All Souls’, Rochdale road east, built in 1873, to accommodate 300 children; average attendance, 230.

    St. James’, Heady hill, built in 1841, for 360 children; average attendance, 270.

    St. James’, St. James’ place, built in 1837, for 1,000 children; average attendance, 320.

    St. John’s, Manchester road, built in 1862, for 500 children; average attendance, 400.

    St. Luke’s, William street, built in 1860, for 500 children; average attendance, 230.

    Queen street, built in 1838, for 600 children; average attendance, 400.

    Catholic, Mary street, built in 1894, for 550 children; average attendance, 405.

    Hornby street, built in 1846, for 520, & enlarged in 1886, for 600 children; average attendance, 400.

    Hill street, built in 1856, for 350 children; average attendance, 265.

    Benfield street, built in 1897, for 200 children; average attendance, 150.

    Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1905)