Harpurhey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1844 from Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Moston.
Alternative names: Harpurhay, Harpurhay cum Moston
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- Parish registers: None
- Bishop’s Transcripts: None
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
- Manchester St Philip, Bradford Road
- Manchester St George
- Manchester St Barnabas
- Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys
- Manchester St Michael
- Newton All Saints
- Cheetham Hill St Mark
- Blackley St Peter
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
HARPURHEY, a township, in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2½ miles (N. N. E.) from Manchester, on the road to Rochdale; containing 438 inhabitants. It stands elevated, with an undulated surface; the soil is clay and peat, and there is a sandstone-quarry. The Queen’s Park, of 35 acres’ extent, one of the public parks of Manchester, is in the township: it was opened in 1846. In the village is a silk-mill. The river Irk separates Harpurhey from Crumpsall. The Hall is the seat of John Barrett, Esq.; and Green-Mount Hall, that of Charles F. Thompson, Esq. The ecclesiastical district of Harpurhey is eight miles in circumference, and comprises the whole of this township and the township of Moston, and part of Collihurst; having a population of 3500. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of five Trustees; income, £170, with a house. The church is in the early English style, with a square tower and a spire, and was built in 1838, at a cost of £4000. In connexion with the Church are five schools. On the road to Manchester is the General Cemetery, occupying nearly eleven acres: it was opened in September 1837; is beautifully arranged; and is for all denominations.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Lancashire
- Civil Registration District: Manchester
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Manchester
- Rural Deanery: Bury
- Poor Law Union: Prestwich
- Hundred: Salford
- Province: York