Ramsbottom, Lancashire Family History Guide

Ramsbottom is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1844 from Holcombe Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Tottington Lower End.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1850

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem/New Church, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Walmersley
  • Tottington
  • Edenfield
  • Holcombe
  • Shuttleworth

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RAMSBOTTOM, a small town and a chapelry in Bury parish, Lancashire. The town stands on the river Irwell and on the East Lancashire railway, 4 miles N of Bury; was the place where the first Sir Robert Peel established calico-printing; carries on cotton spinning, calico-printing, machine-making, rope-making, and iron and brass founding; is governed by a local board, under the act of 1858; and has a post-office under Manchester, a railway-station with telegraph, a commodious inn, a police station, a church, four dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a public school, an athenæum, a public library, and an Odd Fellows’ hall. The church was built in 1850, at a cost of £3,400; was enlarged shortly before 1868; is in the early English style; and has a memorial window to the late Lord Palmerston, and a tower and spire. The Presbyterian chapel was built in 1834; is a handsome edifice, in the pointed style; and has a lofty pinnacled tower. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Pop. in 1861, 4,134. Houses, 798. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £170. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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