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MACCLESFIELD

  • Macclesfield was a township and borough in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9173), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area.
  • It includes the hamlets of Broken Cross, Longmoss, Moss Side, Sycamore Hill and Whirley Green.
  • The population was 8743 in 1801, 29648 in 1851, 34624 in 1901, 35999 in 1951, and 49531 in 2001.

Cemeteries

  • Macclesfield Cemetery, Prestbury Road. Opened 1866 (36 acres).

Churches

  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Macclesfield.
  • Macclesfield: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). An ancient chapelry to Prestbury: St. Peter, which in 1835 became the district church for the township of Macclesfield.
  • in Prestbury parish, originally serving the townships of Hurdsfield, Kettleshulme and Macclesfield. Registers of Baptisms 1572-1937, Marriages 1572-1754 & 1835-1985 and Burials 1572-1873 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield: Christ Church (Church of England). Built in 1775 as a chapel to St. Michael, becoming a district church for part of Macclesfield in 1888. Closed in 1983.
  • Macclesfield: St. Paul (Church of England). A district church for part of the township of Macclesfield from 1844.
  • Macclesfield: St. Peter (Church of England). A district church for part of the township of Macclesfield from 1844.
  • Henbury: St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for part of Macclesfield from 1845.
  • Macclesfield: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). Founded in 1873 as a chapel to St. Michael & All Angels, become a district church for part of Macclesfield in 1888.
  • Hurdsfield: Holy Trinity (Church of England). The district church for part of Macclesfield from 1886.
  • Macclesfield: All Saints (Church of England). Founded by 1967 as a chapel to Christ Church.
  • Upton Priory: Church of the Resurrection (Church of England). A district church for part of Macclesfield from 1975.
  • Macclesfield: St. Alban (formerly St. Michael) (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1795.
  • Macclesfield: St. Edward the Confessor (Roman Catholic), London Road. Built in 1939.
  • Macclesfield, Baptist Chapel, Calemine Street, rebuilt in 1873 in St. George Street.
  • Macclesfield, Friends' Meeting House (Quaker), Mill Street.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Sunderland Street. Built in 1779, closed in 1969. Registers of baptisms 1810-1969 and marriages 1871-1968 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1814 in Parsonage Street, rebuilt in 1837 in Park Street, closed in 1953. Records of baptisms 1815-1949, marriages 1920-1949 and burials 1837-1941 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Beech Lane. Built in 1830.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Free), Church Street West. Built in 1842, closed in 1960. Records of baptisms 1872-1960 and marriages 1909-1959 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Free), Park Green. Built in 1858, closed in 1950. Records of baptisms 1856-1940 and marriages 1904-1939 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist (Mount Tabor) Chapel, Tabor Street. Built in 1861, closed in 1966. Registers 1891-1953 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Higginbotham Street. Built in 1873.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist (Trinity) Chapel (Wesleyan), Cumberland Street. Built in 1874, closed in 1966. Baptisms 1875-1966 and marriages 1876-1965 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Broken Cross. Built in 1880.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Fountain Street. Built in 1893, closed in 1960. Records of baptisms 1934-1953 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Methodist Chapel, Stamford Road. Founded in 1938, closed in 1984. Records of baptisms 1939-1986 and marriages 1939-1984 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Spiritualist Free Chapel, Cumberland Street. Built in 1879.
  • Macclesfield, Unitarian (Ebenezer) Chapel, King Edward Street/Back Street. Built in 1689 as nonconformist chapel, became Unitarian in 1772. Records of baptisms 1840-88, marriages 1851-88 and burials 1866-79, and baptisms/marriages/deaths 1897-1920 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Macclesfield, Unitarian Chapel, Parsonage Street. Built in 1806, closed in 1887.
  • Click for photo of churchMacclesfield, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Founded in 1787 at Roe Street, rebuilt in 1877 at Park Green. Registers of baptisms 1785-1870, marriages 1881-1909 and burials 1789-1915 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For the areas added to Macclesfield in 1894, 1936 and 1955, see also Gawsworth, Hurdsfield, Sutton (near Macclesfield), Tytherington and Upton (near Macclesfield).

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Civil Registration

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

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-35)
  • Macclesfield (Borough) (1835-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Municipal Borough (1835-1974)
  • Macclesfield Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)

Voting Registers

  • Macclesfield (1832-1974)