Coldhurst, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Coldhurst Holy Trinity was created a district chapel (chapelry) in 1848, lying within Prestwich parish.

"COLDHURST, a chapelry in Oldham township, and in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; in the north-eastern neighbourhood of Manchester. It created in 1844."[1]

Coldhurst, an ecclesiastical...district[chapelry], in the parish of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, union of Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles northereast by north of Manchester. The district was created in October, 1844,...and the erection of a church was commenced in the summer of 1847."[2]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Coldhurst chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FS =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
AC =
FREG = FreeReg

COLDHURST HOLY TRINITY Chapelry  (1848) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1848-1875 1871-1920 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1849-1974 None
PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing COLDHURST Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1603-1910 1600-1935 1712-1921
LOPC 1603-1936 1603-1895 1603-1921
LBMD 1837-1902 1837-1925 1837-1877
FMP None 1603-1712 None
AC 1603-1711 1603-1711 1603-1711

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Coldhurst and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH PARISH page.

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Coldhurst, 1848-1967 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.
Coldhurst is a chapelry in  Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire parish.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L180/1/1/1-2, L180/1/2/1-8.

Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1848-1942. Marriages, 1849-Jan. 1871.
Marriages, Jan. 1871-Nov.1920.
Marriages, Nov. 1920-Mar. 1967.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306932.

Poor Law Unions

Oldham Poor Law Union

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(pub. London: 1870). Adapted
  2. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 659-663. URL: Date accessed: Adapted. 29 June 2010.