Friezeland Cheshire & Yorkshire Family History Guide

Friezeland is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1848 from Saddleworth Ecclesiastical Parish and Lydgate Ecclesiastical Parish (both in Yorkshire) and Stalybridge St Paul Ecclesiastical Parish.

Alternative names: Friezland, Saddleworth Christ Church

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Mottram in Longendale
  • Stalybridge St Paul
  • Mossley
  • Lydgate
  • Tintwistle
  • Saddleworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FRIEZLAND, a chapelry in the parishes of Mottram and Rochdale, Lancashire and W. R. Yorkshire; at the backbone of England, near Greenfield r. station, 4½ miles W by S of Oldham. It was constituted in 1848; and its post town is Greenfield, under Manchester. Pop., 2,191. Houses, 445. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300. Patron, R. R. Whitehead, Esq.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cheshire
Civil Registration District: Ashton under Lyne
Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester, Post-1848 - Manchester
Rural Deanery: Ashton Under Lyne
Poor Law Union: Ashton Under Lyne
Hundred: Macclesfield
Province: York