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  • Great Warford was a township in Alderley ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8177), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Dean Green, Gatley Green, Monks Heath and Soss Moss.
  • The population was 287 in 1801, 348 in 1851, 394 in 1901, 1035 in 1951, and 615 in 2001.


  • Alderley: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Great Warford.
  • Great Warford, Baptist Chapel. Registers start in 1757.
  • Great Warford, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1843, closed in 1963. Registers of baptisms 1859-1961 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Alderley Edge 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 Alderley Edge which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Mobberley (102 acres, pop. 18 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Alderley Edge 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 Alderley Edge to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ843785 (Lat/Lon: 53.303200, -2.237063), Alderley Edge 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)