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RINGLEY, a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; on the river Irwell, and on the Manchester and Bury and Manchester and Bolton railway s, 6¼ miles N W of Manchester. It has a station, of the name of Ringley-Road, on the M. and Bury railway ; and its post town is Bolton. Pop., 800. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £250.* Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church was built in 1851.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


Archives and Libraries

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ringley area is Bolton.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "RINGLEY, a chapelry in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 7 miles N.W. of Manchester, on the East Lancashire railway. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £250, in the patronage of the Rectors of Prestwich, Bury, and Middleton. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. There is a school founded by Nathan Walworth in 1640, with an endowment of about £60 per annum."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ringley was a chapelry in the township of Pilkington, in the parish of Prestwich.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ringley was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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