Longsight  Lancashire


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

LONGSIGHT, a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Stockport railway, 2 miles SW of Manchester. It has a station on the railway; and its Post town is Manchester. It was constituted in 1854. Pop. in 1861,2,927. Houses, 564. The living is a rectory. Value, £509. Patrons, Trustees. The church was repaired in 1869, and is excellent. A Wesleyan chapel at a cost of £9,000, was built in 1869.

Longsight through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th November 2021

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