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

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].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


Gravestone inscriptions from St. Stephen’s Churchyard, Audenshaw


Census returns for Audenshaw, 1841-1891

1851 census surname index, Droylsden, Audenshaw, and Denton : Public Records Office ref. HO 107/2234-2235 Author: Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

Church history

The heritage of the Red Hall Methodist Church, Audenshaw, 1782-1982 Author: Rose, E. A. (Edward Alan)

Church Records

Church records for Red Hall New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Audenshaw, 1783-1942 Author: Red Hall Chapel (Audenshaw, Lancashire : New Connexion Methodist)

England, Lancashire, Audenshaw, St. Stephen, parish registers, 1884-1921 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Audenshaw (Lancashire); Manchester Archives Central Library

Parish registers for St. Stephen’s Church, Audenshaw, 1844-1907 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Audenshaw (Lancashire)


England, Lancashire, Audenshaw rate books, 1889-1952 Author: Audenshaw Urban District (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Audenshaw (Lancashire); Manchester Archives Central Library

Highway rate books, 1847-1852 Author: Audenshaw (Lancashire)

Voting registers

England, Lancashire, Audenshaw Township register of electors, 1915 Author: Audenshaw (Lancashire); Manchester Archives Central Library

Lancashire Archives & Family History Groups

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire FH & Heraldry Society

Manchester Archives and Local History


Lancashire BMD

England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996

Catholic Parish Registers of Liverpool 1741-1773

St James’ Cemetery Burials Liverpool

Manchester Burial Records

England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004

England, Lancashire, Rusholme Road Cemetery 1821-1933

Oldham Burial Records

Tameside Burial Records

Chorlton Upon Medlock Burials 1821-1933


Lancaster Convict Database 1800s

Lancashire Fusiliers

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Lancashire Roll of Honour

St. Helens Roll of Honour

Lancashire Police Records

Lancashire Lantern – archive of local old photographs, postcards and other images

Manchester Local Images

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


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

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