In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moss Side like this:
MOSS-SIDE, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The village lies 2 miles S by E of Manchester, is neatly built, and has an ornamental public park. The township comprises 430 acres. Real property, £20,039. Pop. in 1851,943; in 1861, 2,695. Houses, 435. The increase of pop. ...
arose mainly from the extension of buildings and other improvements. -The chapelry is much larger than the township, and was constituted in 1854. Polp. in 1861,6,114. Houses, 1,114. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £717. Patrons, the Representatives of R. Gardiner, Esq. The church is modern. There are national and other schools.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moss Side, in Manchester and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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