Royton  Lancashire


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

ROYTON, a large village, a township-chapelry, and a sub-district, in Oldham district, Lancashire. The village stands at the terminus of the Manchester, Oldham, and Royton railway, near the junction with it of the Oldham and Rochdale railway, 2 miles N N W of Oldham; is a place of some antiquity and note; numbers among its natives the mathematicians Butterworth and Kay, and the botanist Mellor; carries on industry inlarge cotton factories; and has a post-office under Oldham, ‡ a railway station with telegraph, another r. ...

station at R. r. junction, a police station, a public-bath, a church, three dissenting chapels, a national school, and several libraries, improvement societies, and other insituations. The chapelry comprises 1, 352 acres, and is in Prestwich parish, and within Oldham borough. Real property, £20, 566; of which £628 are in mines, and £220 in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 6, 974; in 1861, 7, 493. Houses, 1, 562. The property is not much divided. R. Hall was given, by Edward II., to Sir John de by ron; belongs now, to Sir J. Radcliffe, Bart., the chief landed proprietor; and has been divided into tenements. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Rector of Prestwich.—The sub-district contains also the township of Thornham, and comprises 3, 350 acres. Pop. in 1851, 8, 484; in 1861, 9, 520. Houses, 1, 941.

Royton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th October 2021

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