Waterhead  Lancashire


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

WATERHEAD, a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; 1½ mile SE of Oldham r. station. It was constituted in 1844; and it has a post-office, of the name of W. Mill, under Oldham. Rated property, £14,729. Pop., 3,941. Houses, 823. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is in the early English style. There are national schools.

The location is that of Holy Trinity church, Waterhead. The name "Waterhead Mill" appears near this location on our OS First Series map. Additional information about this locality is available for Oldham

Waterhead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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