Tonge cum Alkrington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1842 from Prestwich St Mary Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Alkrington.
Alternative names: Tonge, Tonge with Alkrington, Tonge near Middleton
Parish church: St. Michael
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1839
- Bishop’s Transcripts: None
- Chadderton St Matthew
- Chadderton St John
- Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys
- Blackley St Peter
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
TONGE, a township, in the parish of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, union of Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles (N. N. E.) from Manchester; containing 2423 inhabitants. It is probable that the family of Tonge gave name to this place, which in the 43rd of Elizabeth was possessed by a member of it named Christopher Tonge. The township adjoins Middleton, and forms a populous part of the environs of that town. The soil here is various, chiefly sand, gravel, and clay: a coal-mine is in operation. The population is mostly employed in silk hand-loom weaving, and in cotton-mills and print-works. Tonge, with Alkrington, forms an ecclesiastical district: the church, dedicated to St. Michael, was built in 1839, by Her Majesty’s Commissioners, at a cost of £1773, and is a plain brick edifice. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Prestwich; net income, £150, of which £137 are granted by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The tithes of Tonge have been commuted for £20. There are national schools.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Alkrington, a township in the parish of Oldham-cum-Prestwick, co.-palatine of Lancaster; 4½ miles north by east of Manchester. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the neighbouring cotton-factories. Pop., in 1801, 319; in 1831, 367. Houses 58. Acres 680. A. P. £1,436. Poor rates, in 1837, £123.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
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- County: Lancashire
- Civil Registration District: Oldham
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Manchester
- Rural Deanery: Bury
- Poor Law Union: Oldham
- Hundred: Salford
- Province: York