Audenshaw, Lancashire Family History Guide

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 church:

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.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Droylsden
  • Ashton under Lyne Christ Church
  • Gorton St James
  • Ashton under Lyne St Peter
  • Denton Christ Church
  • Openshaw
  • Bardsley
  • Dukinfield St Mark

Historical Descriptions

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].


County: Lancashire
Civil Registration District: Ashton under Lyne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Manchester
Rural Deanery: Ashton Under Lyne
Poor Law Union: Ashton Under Lyne
Hundred: Salford
Province: York