Birch  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Birch like this:

BIRCH, or Birch-St. Mary, a chapelry in Bury and Middleton parishes, Lancashire; near the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 2 miles WNW of Middleton. It was constituted in 1842; and its Post Town is Middleton, under Manchester. Pop., 3,773. Houses, 747. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Rector of Middleton. The church is a Gothic structure, built in 1828, at a cost of £4,000. There is a large national school.

Additional information about this locality is available for Middleton

Birch through time

Birch is now part of Rochdale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rochdale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Birch itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Birch, in Rochdale and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd February 2019

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