Place:Baguley, Cheshire, England

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NameBaguley
Alt namesBenchillsource: hamlet in township
Newall Greensource: hamlet in township
Roundthornsource: hamlet in township
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.399°N 2.276°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1931)
Also located inLancashire, England     (1931 - 1974)
Greater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBowdon, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Manchester, Lancashire, Englandcounty borough of which it was a part 1931-1974
Wythenshawe, Lancashire, Englanddistrict of which it is part
Manchester (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Baguley is now a small locality in Wythenshawe, and an electoral ward of the Greater Manchester in North West England. Historically in Cheshire, Baguley is mentioned as Bagelei in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was incorporated into Manchester in 1931.

Most of Baguley was developed for housing after World War II as part of the Wythenshawe Estate, including many council houses and later tower blocks; Manchester City Council publications refer to Baguley as "one of Europe's biggest housing estates".

Baguley was a township of Bowdon, one of the ancient parishes of the Bucklow Hundred of Cheshire. Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866 the township became a civil parish in its own right. In 1931 Manchester extended its boundaries south of the Mersey in to form Wythenshawe; Baguley was incorporated into the civil parish and city of Manchester, along with neighbouring Northenden and Northen Etchells.

The original township included the hamlets of Newall Green, Roundthorn, and Wythenshawe (part). The population was 423 in 1801, 570 in 1851, and 834 in 1901. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.


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