1548

1548
Sir Alexander Radcliffe, of Ordsall, died, aged 72. He was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1547. In 1524 he was a feoffee of Manchester Grammar School. What is believed to be his brass, a palimpsest, is described by Rev. E. F. Letts in Palatine Note-book, vol. iv., p. 77.(7)

1548
Blackley Chapel, dedicated to St. Peter, built about this period; sold to the inhabitants by Sir John Byron, of Newstead, in May, 1611; entirely rebuilt at a cost of 245, 1736; enlarged 1741; taken down 1844, and built to the north of the former one, cost 3,300.(7)