Rochdale Land held by the Knights of John of Jerusalem

Based on the 1626 Manor Survey of Rochdale (Fishwick in 1913)  the land held by the Knights Hospitallers was:

Township –  Tenants

Castleton                    6

Spotland                     4

Hundersfield             6

Butterworth             31

Total ……………….47

Woodhouse in Rochdale (Spotland township) was owned by the Hospitallers and their extensive holdings in the area posed a security problem, so they asked and were granted permission to build their own gallows in Rochdale!

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