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BOLLINGTON (near Lymm)

"BOLLINGTON, a township partly in the parish of BOWDON, but chiefly in the parish of ROSTHERN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (N. by W.) from Nether Kuutsford, containing 264 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Bollington was a township in the ancient parishes of Bowdon and Rostherne, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7286), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1981 the civil parish was renamed Little Bollington.
  • It includes the hamlet of Spode Green.
  • The population was 202 in 1801, 300 in 1851, 215 in 1901, and 175 in 1951.

For the period after 1981, see Little Bollington.


  • Bowdon: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for part (328 acres, pop. 160 in 1871) of the township of Bollington.
  • Rostherne: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for part (318 acres, pop. 93 in 1871) of the township of Bollington.
  • Bollington: Holy Trinity (Church of England). The district church for the whole of Bollington from 1869.

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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-81)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-81)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Lost a detached part to Bowdon (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1936 April 1 — Lost parts to Bowdon (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Dunham Massey (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1981 — Renamed Little Bollington.

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-81)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

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