Bircle, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Bircle, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bircle, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Bury
Registration District Bury
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bury
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office


Bircle was created a chapelry in 1848, taken from and lying within Middleton ancient parish in the district of Bury, Lancashire. It is sometimes known as Birtle (see page) It lies near the Manchester and Rosendale railway, 2½ miles NE of Bury. There are three dissenting chapels. [1]


Civil Registration

Church 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.

Poor Law Unions

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Maps and Gazetteers

England Jurisdictions 1851


Bircle in Middleton on GENUKI


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Published in 1870-72.