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Township of Gorton Records
Township of Gorton Records
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Overseers' receipts and payments 1861-1867, 1903-1911; general accounts 1889-1890; ratebooks 1824-1909; Gorton Local Board Council minutes 1863-1909 (indexed); notices of motion book 1901-1909; Amalgamation Sub Committee minutes (amalgamation with Manchester) 1906-1907; Building Committee minutes 1901-1909; Finance Committee minutes 1880-1909; General Sub Committee and various other committees 1878-1909 (1901-1908 indexed); Hackney Coach Committee 1886-1888; Health Committee 1887-1909; Highways Committee 1889-1909 (1889-1906 indexed); Horses, Provender and Stores Committee 1901-1909; Nuisance Committee 1880-1886; Parks and Cemetery Committee 1889-1909 (1901-1909 indexed); Sewage Committee 1892-1909 (indexed); draft minutes 1866-1909; plans of property in Gorton Township: Beyer Peacock & Co Gorton Foundry, undated, and Brooks & Doxey (1920) Ltd West Gorton Works, undated.Related Material:The Library possesses a copy of the tithe plan and schedule of Gorton made in 1846, the original of which is in the Lancashire Record Office, Preston (GB55). There is much historical information about the district in John Higson, 'The Gorton Historical Recorder... from the earliest period to the present time 1852'.Place:/Gorton/Manchester/Lancashire/England/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Township of Gorton Records
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Gorton, in the parish of Manchester, was a separate township with its own overseers of the poor and highways under the Manchester churchwardens until 1837, when it became part of the Chorlton Union by the Order of the Poor Law Commissioners. In 1894 a division was made and the part called West Gorton, two years later in 1896 was made a member of the Township of South Manchester (part of the Chorlton Union), Gorton township remained in the Chorlton Union. In 1910 all the townships in the Union were consolidated to form the Township of South Manchester for Poor Law purposes. The Gorton Local Board was set up in 1863 and in 1894, when the area of West Gorton was assimilated into the City of Manchester, the remaining area, Gorton, became an Urban District. Gorton was amalgamated with Manchester in 1909.
These records were transferred from the Rates Department and the Committee Clerk's Department in the Town Hall in 1958.
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