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WILMSLOW

  • Wilmslow was a civil parish created in 1894 from parts of Bollinfee, Fulshaw and Pownall Fee.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area.
  • It includes the hamlets of Carrwood, Colshaw, Davenport Green, Dean Row, Finney Green, Fulshaw Park, Harden Park, Hilltop, Hollinlane, Hough, Lacey Green, Lindow (part), Morley, Oversley, The Parsonage, Pownall Green, Shady Grove, Stanneyland and Styal.
  • The population  was 7361 in 1901, 10536 in 1951, and 30326 in 2001.

For the period before 1894 see Bollinfee, Fulshaw and Pownall Fee.

Cemeteries

  • Wilmslow Cemetery, Manchester Road. Opened 1907 (6.5 acres)

Churches

  • Wilmslow: St. Bartholomew (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the townships of Bollinfee, Chorley, Fulshaw and Pownall Fee.
  • Lindow: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). The district church for part of Wilmslow from 1894.
  • Styal: All Saints (Church of England). Founded in 1935 as a chapel to St. Bartholomew.
  • Wilmslow: Sacred Heart & St. Teresa (Roman Catholic), Green Lane. Founded in 1876 in Alma Lane, the present church was opened in 1914. Registers of baptisms 1871-1958, marriages 1884-1948 and burials 1889-1958 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wilmslow, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers), Altrincham Road. Founded in 17th century. Registers 1654-1831 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Morley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Water Lane. Built in 1798, rebuilt in 1884.
  • Wilmslow, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Dean Row. Founded in 1799, Built in 1849. Registers 1807-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wilmslow, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Lende End. Built in 1807. Registers 1796-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Hough, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1838. Registers of baptisms 1854-1984 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wilmslow, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Hawthorn Street. Built in 1870.
  • Wilmslow, Presbyterian Chapel, Dean Row. Founded in 1672, Built in 1688, became Unitarian Chapel in 1748. Records of births/baptisms 1748-1980, marriages 1845-63 and deaths/burials 1751-1857 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Styal, Norcliffe Unitarian Chapel. Founded in 1824. Registers of marriages 1840-1890 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wilmslow, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1847.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wilmslow 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 (1894-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974) *
  • Macclesfield (1974-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

* The part of the former civil parish of Handforth, which was added to Wilmslow in 1936, remained in Stockport registration district until 1937.

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (2011+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wilmslow 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ840811 (Lat/Lon: 53.326562, -2.241696), Wilmslow which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Wilmslow Urban District (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1894-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

  • Knutsford (1894-1974) *

* The part of the former civil parish of Handforth, which was added to Wilmslow in 1936, remained in the Altrincham division until 1945.