Rochdale 1626 Manor Survey

Rochdale Manor Surveys

Posted in History, Manor Survey, Rochdale by Stuart on June 16, 2009

Three manor surveys of Rochdale were undertaken in the first half of the 17th. Century. They contain much of interest to the archaeologist and historian, particularly in tracing medieval landholding and its development over time.

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The  1610 survey was never published, but a typed transcript with hand written additions can be found here.


The 1626 Manor survey was published by the Chetham Society in 1913 and edited by Fishwick. This has a wealth of historical information.

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View it online here

Here is the contents page:


1639 Manor Survey

This survey has good coverage of the complex common land holding in Rochdale.  The survey is held in the Lancashire County Records office in Preston.

Rochdale Parish Map