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Chapelry History

LONGSIGHT, a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Stockport railway, 2 miles SW of Manchester. It was constituted in 1854. The church was repaired in 1869, and is excellent. A Wesleyan chapel was built in 1869.[1]

By 1885 there were three chapelries serving this township--all attached to and standing within the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral), Our Lady, St George and St Denys.


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 

Online transcriptions for Longsight St John Chapelry (1846) exist, as well as those for the chapelries of St Agnes (1885) and St Clement (1871). These three chapelries were attached to and lay within the boundary of the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral) Our Lady, St George, and St Denys. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =
LONGSIGHT ST AGNES Chapelry (1885) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD None None - see St John None
LONGSIGHT ST CLEMENT Chapelry (1871) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1871-1939 - part. 1876-1952 - part. None
LBMD None None - seel also St John None
LONGSIGHT ST JOHN Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1871-1920 - part.  1876-1896 None
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None 1878-1993 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

To view a full list of (over 150) chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester and their respective links to online transcriptions of baptisms, marriages and burials of each, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

Longsight St John's, St Ganes' and St Clement's original parish (chapelry) registers are housed at the Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions

Chorlton Poor Law Union,Lancashire

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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Websites for information about the parish


  1. John Marius Wilson,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales<i>[1]</i>(1870) Adapted.