Flixton Lancashire Family History Guide

Flixton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Urmston.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1570

Nonconformists include: Independent Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Flixton

  • Ashton upon Mersey
  • Eccles
  • Bowdon
  • Barton upon Irwell
  • Stretford St Matthew

Historical Descriptions

Flixton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FLIXTON, a township and a parish in Barton-upon-Irwell district, Lancashire. The township lies in the peninsula between the rivers Irwell and Mersey, 3½ miles SSE of Barton-Moss r. station, and 7 WSW of Manchester; and has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 1,575. Real property, £6,966. Pop., 1,302. Houses, 251. The parish includes also the township of Urmston. Acres, 2,549. Real property, £11,477. Pop., 2,050. Houses, 409. The property is subdivided. Flixton Hall is the seat of the Wright family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is good; and there were placed in it, in 1859, two memorial windows of Mr Thomas Rogers and of the Wright family. The vicarage of Urmston is a separate charge, constituted in 1868. There are two Wesleyan chapels, and charities £11.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Flixton, 6¾ miles S.W. Manchester. P. 2230

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Urmston

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Urmston, 1¼ mile E. Hixton. P. 771

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Urmston, a township, in the parish of Flixton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 ½ miles (SW by W) from Manchester; containing 771 inhabitants. John Collier, commonly called Tim Bobbin, the author of the Lancashire Dialect, was born here.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Administration

  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Barton upon Irwell
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Manchester
  • Poor Law Union: Barton upon Irwell
  • Hundred: Salford
  • Province: York