Unsworth, Lancashire Family History Guide

Unsworth is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1730 from Prestwich St Mary Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1840
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1792

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Prestwich St Mary
  • Birch
  • Stand
  • Middleton
  • Bury St Mary

Historical Descriptions

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].


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