Hundersfield  Lancashire


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

HUNDERSFIELD, a division of Rochdale parish, Lancashire. It comprises the township of Wardleworth, the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle, the township of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook, and the Whitworth and Brandwood portions of the township of Spotland. A parochial chapelry in Waedleworth is called sometimes Hundersfield, and sometimes Wardleworth-St. ...

Mary. This was constituted in 1844, and lies within Rochdale borough. Pop. in 1861, 10, 610. Houses, 2, 013. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Rochdale. The church was built in 1740, as a chapel of ease. The name Hundersfield is a corruption of Honorsfield; and that was derived from the word Honore, signifying a Saxon lord.

This medieval township within Rochdale parish covered a very large area, and according to Rootsweb had two chapelries, at Littleborough and Todmorden. Our location is based on where ""Honresfeld"" appears on modern OS 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 maps, this name being very close to variant names for Hundersfield listed by the VCH.

Hundersfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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