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A number of books and documents, by famous local people, have been digitised as ebooks to allow access to the information via our website. The books are listed below. Links to chapters/pages are in PDF format - some files are quite big and may take a while to download.

Rebe Taylor's account of the historical development of Rochdale from before Domesday to the 1950s is an entertaining read. If you find Fishwick's account rather daunting then this might be the ideal starting point from which to dicsover Rochdale's fascinating history. Chapter I Rochdale before Domesday - 1086 Chapter II Normans and Plantagenets -1086-1485 Chapte ...

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Parish Register Index for Rochdale Borough 9th Edition ...

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John Dean's account of the History of Middleton could be said to be a classic text outlining the fascinating development of the area. Cover Contents and Dedication Chapter I The Parish Church - Pages 1-13 Chapter II The Parish Church Cardinal Langley's Work - Pages 14-24 Chapter III The Parish Church The Norman and Tudor Work Pages 25-36 Chapter IV Cardinal Langley including Pedigree - Pages 37-44 Chapter V-VII The Ancient Lords o ...

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Edited by J A Green Contents Volume  Pages 1-4 Index 1 - Index 1 - 1 - 51 1 - 52 - 102 1 - 103 - 134 1 - 135 - 194 2 - Index 2 - 1 - 62 2 - 63 - 108 2 - 109 - 152 2 - 153 - 192 3 - Index 3 - 1 - 68 3 - 69 - 97 3 - 98 - 126 3 - 127 - 194 4 - Index 4 - 1 - 56 4 - 57 - 106 4 - 107 - 150 4 - 151 - 175 4 - 176 - 181 ...

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A History and Description of the Town and Parish of Rochdale in Lancashire by James Butterworth - 12 September 1828. Contents and Subscribers Parish of Rochdale - Pages 17-36 General History of the town of Rochdale - Pages 37-106 Township of Butterworth - Pages 106-128 Township of Castleton - Pages 128-144 Township of Hundersfield - Pages 144-188 Township of Spotland - Pages 188-207 A History and ...

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