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  • Chelford was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8174).
  • It became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Astle.
  • The population was 163 in 1801, 263 in 1851, 374 in 1901, 392 in 1951, and 1254 in 2001.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Chelford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

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

Court Records

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Chelford which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1981 April 4 — Gained part of Marthall.
You can see the administrative areas in which Chelford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Chelford to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ812749 (Lat/Lon: 53.270739, -2.283367), Chelford which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

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