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AGDEN (near Lymm)

"AGDEN, a township partly in the parish of ROSTHERN, but chiefly in the parish of BOWDON, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (N. N. W.) from Nether Knutsford, containing 77 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Agden was a township in the ancient parishes of Rostherne and Bowdon, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7186), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes  the hamlet of Agden Brow.
  • The population was 85 in 1801, 73 in 1851, 115 in 1901, 79 in 1951, and 146 in 2001.


  • Rostherne: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (391 acres, pop. 75 in 1871) of the township of Agden.
  • Bowdon: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (215 acres, pop. 34 in 1871) of the township of Agden.
  • Bollington: Holy Trinity (Church of England). The district church for the whole of Agden from 1869.

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Civil Registration

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

Court Records

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

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Lymm (8 acres, pop. 2 in 1931), and lost part to Lymm (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)

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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)