Beswick is an extra parochial place in the parish, parliamentary and corporate borough of Manchester, to the E. of the town. Number of acres 95. This spot is conjectured to have been the site of a religious house. There is a cotton mill. In 1801 the population was 6; 1831, 248. In 1834 there were 3 schools. Here are water works. Value of property 1840, £831.
(5) A Statistical Sketch of the County Palatine of Lancaster 1841 by Edwin Butterworth.