BIRCH,or BIRCH CHAPEL
Birch, or Birch Chapel, a hamlet in the township of Rushulme, parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, 2½ mile S.E. from Manchester, patron J. Dickinson, esq. Birch Hall, an ancient mansion, was long the residence of a family of the same name. Birch Villa is the seat of Miss Dickinson.
Rushulme, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, 2½ miles S.S.E. from Manchester. Inhabitants 913. Plat Hall, in this township, is the seat of Richard Clegg, esq.; Rushulme House is the seat of RichardEntwistle, esq.; and Slade Hall, an ancient mansion, is the seat of John Syddal, esq.
(3) The New Lancashire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary 1830