Knott Lanes  Lancashire


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

KNOTT-LANES, a division of Ashton-under-Lyne parish, and conterminately a sub-district in Ashton-under-Lyne district, Lancashire; in the N of the parish, chiefly in the neighbourhood of Oldham. It contains the hamlets of Knott-Lanes, Woodpark, Lees, Crossbank, and Alt-Edge; the villages of Lees, Taunton, Waterloo, Bardsley, and Hey, and parts of Rhodes-Hill, Lanehead, Highknowles, Alt-Hill, Mill-Bottom, and Birks; and includes the chapelries of Bardsley, Leesfield, and Lees or Hey. ...

Acres, 2, 417. Real property, £38, 578; of which £19, 000 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 6, 044; in 1861, 7, 312. Houses, 1, 448. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of collieries, and the establishment of cotton-mil1s and machine shops. The villages of Lees and Bardsley, the former now a small market town, may be regarded as the chief seats of trade and population. An oak, adjoining Bardsley House, is 161/3 feet in girth at 2 feet from the ground.

Knott Lanes through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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