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Chapelry History

REDDISH, a township and a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies near the river Tame at the boundary with Cheshire, 2 miles N by E of Stockport. The chapelry is much more extensive than the township, was constituted in 1864, and is called Heaton-Reddish. The chapelry was functioning by the year 1860.[1]


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.

Church records

Online Records 

There are online transcriptions for many of Reddish (often called Heaton Reddish) St Mary's Chapelry, as well--including the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys, and their baptism, marriage and burial registers. Displayed below are those chapelries (including the Cathedral) with available online data located at the web sites indicated below; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =

REDDISH ST MARY (or HEATON-REDDISH) Chapelry (1860) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages  Burials
FS 1860-1910 - part. 1860-1930 - part. None
LOPC None None None



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

Original Records To view a full list of Manchester's (150-plus) chapelries, ecclesiastical churches and district churches, and, to see the available online data content for their baptisms, marriages and burials, visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL), OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page. Original Records

Original parish and chapel registers are held at the Manchester Record Office, William Brown Street, Manchester L3 8EW, United Kingdom.

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 306898.

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Adapted.