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BOLLINGTON (near Macclesfield)

  • Bollington was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 7286), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bollington Cross, Five Ashes, Kerridge, Lower House, Mode Hill and Turnerheath.
  • The population was 1231 in 1801, 4655 in 1851, 5245 in 1901, 5644 in 1951, and 7095 in 2001.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Bollington.
  • Bollington: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). Built in 1834 as a chapel to Prestbury: St. Peter, becoming the district church for Bollington in 1842. Closed in 2004.
  • Bollington Cross: St. Oswald (Church of England). Built in 1892 as a chapel to Bollington: St. John the Baptist, which it succeeded as the district church in 2004.
  • Bollington: St. Gregory (Roman Catholic), Wellington Road. Founded in 1821. Rebuilt in 1987.
  • Bollington, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), High Street. Built in 1859, closed in 1956. Registers of baptisms 1941-54 amd marriages 1901-1952 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Bollington, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Grimshaw Lane. Built c1887, closed in 1956. Registers of baptisms 1889-1956 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Bollington, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Wellington Road. Founded in 1808. Rebuilt in 1837 and 1885. Registers of baptisms 1841-2011 and marriages 1868-2012 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Kerridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1895, closed in 1982.
  • Bollington, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Palmerston Street. Built in 1867, closed early 1980s.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1936, see also Butley and Tytherington.

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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1998)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Bollington Local Board (partly, 1862-75)
  • Bollington Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (parly, 1875-94) *
  • Bollington Urban District (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

* The part of Bollington in Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94) became the civil parish of Kerridge in 1894.

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Macclesfield (1949-74)