Audenshaw is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1844 from Ashton under Lyne St Peter Ecclesiastical Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Hooley Hill, Woodhouses, Walkmill, North Street, Little Moss, and Hooleyhill.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1844
- Bishop’s Transcripts: None
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Ashton under Lyne Christ Church
- Gorton St James
- Ashton under Lyne St Peter
- Denton Christ Church
- Dukinfield St Mark
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
AUDENSHAW, a village, a chapelry, a parochial division, and a subdistrict, in the district of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. The village stands adjacent to the Ashton canal and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 3 miles SW of Ashton; and has a post office under Manchester. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Rated property, £9,000. Pop., 5,185. Houses, 1,037. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150. Patron, altern. the Crown and the Bishop. The church is in the early English style. There are Methodist chapels and good schools. The division includes the villages of Hooley-hill, Walkmill, Littlemoss, Wood-houses, and North Street, and part of the borough of Ashton-under-Lyne. Real property £20,814. Pop., 6,327. Houses, 1,277. Many of the inhabitants are employed in hat-making, cotton-spinning, calico-printing, and silk-weaving. The large reservoirs of the Manchester and Salford waterworks are in the SW. High-Ash is an old hall of the Stopfords, where coats of arms and portraits of the kings of England were once preserved; and Shepley Hall is a modern seat, well-known for its collection of pictures. The subdistrict includes also a township of Manchester parish. Acres, 1,611. Pop., 15,125. Houses, 2,995.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Civil Registration District: Ashton under Lyne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Ashton Under Lyne
Poor Law Union: Ashton Under Lyne