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Chapel History

NEWTON, a parochial chapelry, in the parishand union of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire; comprising the townships of Bradford, Droylsden, Failsworth, Newton, and Moston, 2 miles northeast by east from Manchester. The former chapel, dedicated to All Saints, and built prior to 1650, fell down on the 2nd of May, 1808 and rebuilt by 1848. The townships of Droylsden and Failsworth have lately been constituted ecclesiastical parishes, under the provisions of the act 6th and 7th Victoria, cap. 37; a church was consecrated in the latter in Nov. 1846, and one was erected in the former in 1847.

There are several places of worship for dissenters; and numerous schools.[1]

Records for All Saints Parish Church date back to 1655. There is an ancient chapelry mentioned as far back as 1573 when Bishop Bridgman made an order in respect of maintenance for a curate.

The current church was erected in 1814 under an Act of Parliament. At this time the district of the chapelry changed and included Newton (Newton Heath), Failsworth, Droylsden, Bradford and part of Moston. This continued until the passing of the Rectorial Act when these places were separated and became parishes.

Newton All Saints was created as a chapelry in 1839 from, and lying within Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Other places in the chapelry include: Kirkmanshulme and Culcheth.

The modern parish was created in 1997 when united with St. Wilfred and St. Anne's to form the parish of Newton Heath.


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

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Parish registers for All Saints' Church, Newton, 1655-1950 Microfilm copy of original registers filmed at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England and formerly held at manchester Central Lirbrary.
Newton, near Manchester, also known as Newton-Heath, is a chapelry in Manchester parish.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: M362/1/1/1-3, M362/2/1-8, M362/3/1-5, M362/1/4/1-13, M362/1/5/1-3.

Baptisms, 1655-1723, marriages, 1682-1727, burials, 1679-1726. Baptisms, 1723-1755, marriages, 1729-1754, burials, 1728-1755. Baptisms and burials, 1756-1782. Baptisms, 1793-July 1837.
Baptisms, July 1837-December 1913.
Baptisms, November 1913-1941. Marriages, 1837-June 1886.
Marriages, June 1886-August 1928.
Marriages, August 1928-1936. Burials, 1793-1812; baptisms, 1812-1816. Burials, 1813-1854.
Burials, October 1854-December 1912.
Burials, December 1912-1941. Pauper burials, 1861-1868. Burials, 1941-1950.
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Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Manchester 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.

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 404-407. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.


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