Unsworth is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1730 from Prestwich St Mary Ancient Parish.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1840
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1792
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Prestwich St Mary
- Bury St Mary
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
UNSWORTH, a chapelry, with three hamlets, in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles SSE of Bury r. station. It has a post-office under Bury, and a fair on the last Monday of July. Pop., about 2,000. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £200. Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church was rebuilt in 1842. There are three dissenting chapels, and an endowed school with £20 a year.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Civil Registration District: Bury
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Prestwich
Poor Law Union: Prestwich