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OLD WITHINGTON

"WITHINGTON (OLD), a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 7½ miles (N,N,W.) from Congleton, containing 164 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Old Withington was a township in Chelford chapelry of Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8171), , which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Withington
  • It included the hamlet of Acre Nook.
  • The population was 137 in 1801, 189 in 1851, and 121 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Withington.

Churches

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 (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Withington (1115 acres, pop. 125 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 District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)