Miles Platting St Luke, (Manchester) Lancashire

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Miles Platting St Luke, Albion Street was created a parish from Newton All Saints, Lancashire in 1871

No early records have been found of Miles Platting, and indeed the area seems not to have appeared on maps until the 1820s. Therefore the origin of the name remains uncertain, but one suggestion is that it may derive from the word platt, meaning a small piece of ground, with miles being a corruption of mills. Hence Miles Platting may mean "mills on a small piece of ground".

Miles Platting certainly did have many mills by the middle of the 19th century; Holland Mill, Victoria Mill and Ducie Mill being amongst the largest. By the 1870s a chemical works, timber yard, gas works and a tannery were also operating in the area alongside the many mills. This volume of industry in such a relatively small area inevitably led to the construction of densely packed back-to-back housing to provide homes for the necessary workforce.

Historically, much of the population of Miles Platting was of Irish Catholic or Italian descent, as evidenced by the large Corpus Christi Priory on Varley Street. The basilica has been served since 1889 by the Norbertine (Premonstratensian) Order, becoming an independent canonry of the order in 2004. Due to falling numbers and mounting repair and maintenance costs the basilica is now closed, the final Mass being celebrated by the Bishop of Salford on April 27 2007.


Civil Registration

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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

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Parish registers for St. Luke's Church, Miles-Platting, 1871-1943 Microfilm copy of original registers filmed and formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Miles-Platting is a chapelry in Manchester parish. St. Luke's was created as a parish in 1876 from All Saints' Church, Newton-Heath.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: M366/1/1/1-8, M366/1/2/1-8.

Baptisms, 1871-June 1928.
2357640 Items 2 - 9
Baptisms, May 1928-1934. Marriages, 1876-December 1908.
Marriages, December 1908-1943.
2357642 Items 1 - 4

Miles Platting- St Luke
Baptisms-1871-1899- MFPR 1523
Baptisms-1899-1967- MFPR 1524
Baptisms-1972-1972- MFPR 1524
Marriages-1876-1898- MFPR 1525
Marriages-1898-1921- MFPR 1526
Marriages-1921-1943- MFPR 1527
Marriages-1963-1967- MFPR 1527

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Census records

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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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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England Jurisdictions 1851


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