Unsworth  Lancashire


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

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.

Unsworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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