Moss Side  Lancashire


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.

Moss Side through time

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

How to reference this page:

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: 29th November 2021

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