Alkrington  Lancashire


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

ALKRINGTON, a township in Prestwick-cum-Oldham parish, Lancashire; 1 mile W of Middleton Junction r. station, and 4½. N by E of Manchester. Acres, 788. Real property, £1,957. Pop., 423. Houses, 77. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in the neighbouring cotton factories. Alkrington Hall is the seat of the Lever family, and is noted for Sir Aston Lever's collecting a museum at it, which was sold in London.

Alkrington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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