In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hollinwood like this:
HOLLINWOOD, a village and a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Rochdale canal and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 1½ mile SSW of Oldham; is modern and large; has a post office under Manchester, and several factories; and is a seat of petty sessions. ...
The chapelry was constituted in 1835. Pop. in 1861, 6, 298. Houses, 1, 289. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church is plain. There are an Independent chapel of 1866, Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and national-schools.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hollinwood, in Oldham and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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