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"ADLINGTON, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N. by W.) from Macclesfield, containing 1057 inhabitants. There are some valuable mines of coal and quarries of flag-stone. Adlington Hall, a very ancient structure, which has long been the residence of the family of Legh, was garrisoned for Charles I. in the civil war, and taken by the parliamentarian forces, on the 14th of February, 1645, after a fortnight's siege: in the south-east angle is a small domestic chapel, handsomely fitted up, licensed by the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry in the 25th of Henry VI. A manorial court is held twice a year, in May and December, at which debts under 40s. are recoverable." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Adlington was a township in the ancient parish of Prestbury, and Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9180), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Booth Green, Clark Green, Dangerous Corner, Four Lane Ends, Harrop Green, Hibbert Brow, Hollingsworth Smithy, Hope Green, Midway (part), Pedley Hill, Skellorn Green, Styperson, Wardsend, Whiteley Green, and Wood Lanes.
  • The population was 847 in 1801, 1104 in 1851, 765 in 1901, 823 in 1951, and 1081 in 2001.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Adlington.
  • Adlington: Chapel (Church of England). A private chapel at Adlington Hall.
  • Adlington, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1870, closed in 1957. Registers of marriages 1941-54 are at the Cheshire Record Office
  • Adlington, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)

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Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1974)
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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
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  • Macclesfield (1836-1930)

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