Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for AUDENSHAW

AUDENSHAW, a village, a chapelry, a parochial division, and a subdistrict, in the district of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. The village stands adjacent to the Ashton canal and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 3 miles SW of Ashton; and has a post office under Manchester.—The chapelry Was constituted in 1844. Rated property, £9,000. Pop., 5,185. Houses, 1,037. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, altern. the Crown and the Bishop. The church is in the early English style. There are Methodist chapels and good schools.-The division includes the villages of Hooley-hill, Walkmill, Littlemoss, Wood-houses, and North Street, and part of the borough of Ashton-under-Lyne. Real property £20,814. Pop., 6,327. Houses, 1,277. Many of the inhabitants are employed in hat-making, cotton-spinning, calico-printing, and silk-weaving. The large reservoirs of the Manchester and Salford waterworks are in the SW. High-Ash is an old hall of the Stopfords, where coats of arms and portraits of the kings of England were once preserved; and Shepley Hall is a modern seat, well-known for its collection of pictures.-The subdistrict includes also a township of Manchester parish. Acres, 1,611. Pop., 15,125. Houses, 2,995.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a village, a chapelry, a parochial division, and a subdistrict"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Lancashire AncC
Place: Audenshaw

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