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MARTON (near Congleton)

"MARTON, a chapelry in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N. by W.) from Congleton, containing 341 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty. D. Davenport, Esq. was patron in 1806. The chapel is a rude building of wood, with a chancel and spire of more modern date; it had formerly a chantry, which is said to have been founded in the reign of Edward III., by Sir J. Davenport and his son, of whom there are in the cemetery two recumbent figures in armour." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Marton was a township in the ancient parishes of Prestbury and Gawsworth, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8468), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Cockmoss, Gorsley Green, Mutlow and Pikelow.
  • The population was 310 in 1801, 313 in 1851, 289 in 1901, 227 in 1951, and 222 in 2001.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1964 acres) of the township of Marton.
  • Gawsworth: St. James (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (230 acres) of the township of Marton.
  • Marton: St. James & St. Paul (Church of England). An ancient chapelry in the parish of Prestbury: St. Peter, which became the district church for the township of Marton in 1728.

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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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Politics and Government

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

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  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
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