Failsworth  Lancashire


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

FAILSWORTH, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Manchester parish and district, Lancashire. The township lies on the Rochdale canal, and near the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 4½ miles NE by E of Manchester; and has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 1, 064. Real property, £16, 052; of which £450 are in gas-works. ...

Pop. in 1851, 4, 433; in 1861, 5, 113. Houses, 1, 054. The increase of population arose from the erection of cotton mills and manufactories, the enlargement of a foundry, and the facilities afforded for traffic by canal. The chapelry is conterminate with the township; and was constituted in 1844. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £211.* Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1846. There are four dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, and national schools.—The sub-district includes Moston township. Pop., 8, 312.

Failsworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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