Didsbury, Lancashire Family History Guide

Didsbury is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1727 from chapelry in Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Chorlton cum Hardy
  • Stockport St Thomas
  • Northenden
  • Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys
  • Heaton Norris
  • Cheadle

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DIDSBURY, a township-chapelry and a sub-district, in Chorlton district, Lancashire. The chapelry is in Manchester parish; was constituted in 1838; lies on the river Mersey, at the boundary with Cheshire, 3 miles W of Stockport; and has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 1,527. Real property, £13,116. Pop., 1,829. Houses, 364. The property is much subdivided. Didsbury House is a chief residence. There are large cotton factories. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £180. Patrons, Trustees. The church is old but very good; and has a tower. There is a Wesleyan Methodist College. There are also schools with £51 from endowment; and other charities with £17. The sub-district contains also three other townships. Acres, 5, 948. Pop., 5, 904. Houses, 978.

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


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