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  • Rostherne was a township in Rostherne ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7484), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Birkinheath, Bucklow Hill (part) and Yarwood Heath.
  • The population was 235 in 1801, 388 in 1851, 413 in 1901, 245 in 1951, and 160 in 2001.


  • Rostherne: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Rostherne.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Rostherne 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

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Rostherne to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ743835 (Lat/Lon: 53.347751, -2.387527), Rostherne which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Bucklow (1945-48)
  • Knutsford (1949-74)