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"RODE (NORTH), a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Congleton, containing 262 inhabitants. A school is supported by small annual donations." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • North Rode was a township in the ancient parishes of Prestbury and Gawsworth, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8866), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Ethels Green and Rode Heath.
  • The population was 256 in 1801, 277 in 1851, 276 in 1901, 236 in 1951, and 178 in 2001.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1502 acres) of the township of North Rode.
  • Gawsworth: St. James (Church of England). The ancient parish church for a small part (64 acres) of the township of North Rode.
  • North Rode: St. Michael (Church of England). The district church for North Rode from 1846.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Prestbury 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 (1837-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Buglawton (14 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Congleton (11 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Prestbury has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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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)
  • Crewe (1885-1954)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)