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  • Over Alderley was a township in Alderley ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8676), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Adders Moss, Adshead Green, Broadheath, Finlow Hill, Harebarrow, Harehill, Shaw Cross, Vardentown and Whirley.
  • The population was 408 in 1801, 450 in 1851, 358 in 1901, 282 in 1951, and 335 in 2001.


  • Alderley: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Over Alderley.
  • Birtles: St. Catherine (Church of England). The district church for Over Alderley from 1890.
  • Over Alderley, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1863.

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

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Birtles (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1981 April 4 — Gained part of Henbury, and lost part to Henbury
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.

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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 (1948-74)