"BIRTLES, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (W. by N.) from Macclesfield, containing 47 inhabitants. There are various tumuli in the neighbourhood, and fragments of urns, which formerly contained burnt bones, have been discovered." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Birtles was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8574), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Henbury and Over Alderley.
- The population was 35 in 1801, 65 in 1851, and 51 in 1901.
For the period after 1936, see Henbury.
- Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Birtles.
- Birtles: St. Catherine (Church of England). The district church for Birtles from 1890.
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- Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
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