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A Roman Catholic mission began in 1892 at St Peter's Chapel in Barlow Moor Road and another was established at St. Augustine's in High Lane. A new church was built in 1927 when the parish became St. John's.[57] St Ambrose of Milan was founded in 1932 at Barlow Moor and new church opened in 1958.[58] The architects were Reynolds & Stone.[59] Its dedication to St Ambrose of Milan was chosen because St Ambrose Barlow's birthplace was in the parish.[60]

Chorltonville, a garden village covering 36 acres (15 ha), was developed in 1911 south of Chorlton Brook and became the home of professional classes who moved into the area.[37]

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The district was part of the kingdom of Northumbria from the 7th century, but settlement in the Mersey valley may well have been later. Thomas L. Ellwood suggested 610 AD as the date of founding the settlement,[b] but John Lloyd in his 1972 history considered the period 610 to 900 AD more likely.

Until January 2009 Chorlton was the location for the Cosgrove Hall animation studios where the children's series Chorlton and the Wheelies, Danger Mouse and Count Duckula were created. The area is used by film crews for TV locations, such as The Second Coming[citation needed], as it retains much of its original Victorian architecture. White Van Man used several Chorlton locations and was shown on BBC3 Television in 2010.

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There are small numbers of Buddhists: one congregation uses the former Primitive Methodist Chapel and another, the Vairochana Buddhist Centre. The oldest, founded 1975, belongs to the Kagyu Ling school of Tibetan Buddhism.[61] The Manchester Centre For Buddhist Meditation, High Lane, Chorlton was used by the UK Samatha Association from the 1980s and established as such after its purchase by the Association. This centre supports local Buddhist meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

From 1876 to 1894 Chorlton was part of the district administered by the Withington Local Board, and from 1894 to 1904 part of Withington Urban District. It was absorbed into the City of Manchester in August 1904, together with the rest of the urban district.[27] A separate Withington Committee of the city council existed from 1904 until 1914.

Since 1847 Chorlton has been in the Anglican Diocese of Manchester and Archdeaconry of Manchester; and since 1850, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford. Between 1541 and 1847 it was in the Diocese of Chester and before that the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. In medieval times the parish church was the Collegiate Church in Manchester, dependent on which was the chapel of ease at Didsbury.

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Most of Chorlton is divided into two wards, Chorlton and Chorlton Park which includes the Mersey Bank and Nell Lane estates of south and south-east Chorlton. The remainder of the area is included in the Whalley Range ward. As of 2014 each of the three wards is represented by three Labour councillors.

An area of what is now Chorlton Park was used many centuries ago for horse racing. As a public park it dates from 1928: there are gardens, many trees, and recreational facilities. The Recreation Ground, Beech Park, was opened in 1896, donated to the community by Lord Egerton.

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From the 1960s onwards a council estate at Nell Lane near Southern Cemetery and patchy redevelopment in other areas were completed. There has been immigration particularly from the Indian subcontinent and from Poland; the Polish community arrived in the 1950s and 1960s.[26]

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CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY GCBarlow Hall, Barlow Hall Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7JJ

The present-day population includes many Muslims, mostly of south Asian origin. There are mosques in Whalley Range and an Islamic high school in Chorlton.


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Chorlton Library was built in 1914 to a design by Manchester City Council architect Henry Price. It was funded by a £5000 donation from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, one of about 3000 Carnegie libraries around the world. The single-story flat-roofed building is constructed of red brick dressed with Portland stone, and is designed in the Edwardian Baroque style.[44]

Chorlton-cum-Hardy is a suburban area of the city of Manchester, England, known locally as Chorlton. It is about four miles southwest of Manchester city centre. Chorlton is a ward of the City of Manchester with a population taken at the 2011 census of 14,138.[1] Chorlton Park is another Ward in the same area. This ward had a separate population at the same census of 15,147.[2]

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Longford Park also is the home of Trafford Athletics Club. There is a synthetic 6 lane track that is used heavily in the summer for regional competitions and British Milers' Club meets. Below the main stand is Longfords Gym, run in association with the Athletics Club. There is a disused pitch and putt golf course located in the Park also, along with community football pitches and all-weather tennis courts.

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