WHALEY BRIDGE, Derbyshire
"WHALEY, or Whaley Bridge, is a joint township with Yeardisley, in the parish of Taxall, hundred of Macclesfield, and county of Chester, 3 miles from Chapel-en-le-Frith. and rather more than 9 S.E. from Stockport, situate on the main road from Manchester to London, through Buxton. The Peak Forest canal passes through the parish. The parish of Taxall contained, by the last census, 587 inhabitants, and the township 403 of that number."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
- This parish was in the ancient Macclesfield Hundred (or Wapentake).
- The joint townships of Yeardsley and Whaley were transferred from Cheshire to Derbyshire in 1936.