Bradford, a township in the parish and parlimentary borough of Manchester, 2 miles E. of the town. Number of acres 162. The Ashton canal passes here. Population 1801, 94; 1831, 166. Value of property 1815, 585; 1829, 1,480. Here is a rock composed of Cyprus, a small crustaceous animal.

(5) A Statistical Sketch of the County Palatine of Lancaster 1841 by Edwin Butterworth.