"WILDBOAR-CLOUGH, a township, in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 6½ miles (S. E. by.E.) from Macclesfiejd,containing 414 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Wildboarclough (pronounced Will'berclough) was a township and chapelry in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9869), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1981 to become part of Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough.
- It includes the hamlet of Crag.
- The population was 338 in 1801, 447 in 1851, 200 in 1901, and 168 in 1951.
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- 1888 March 24 — Gained a detached part of Wincle (20 acres, pop. 6 in 1891), including Midgeley Gates and Danes Cottages
- 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Taxal (207 acres, pop. 7 in 1931)
- 1981 April 4 — Abolished and incorporated into Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough
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- Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1974)
- Macclesfield (1974-81)