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Capesthorne

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"CAPESTHORNE, a chapelry in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Macclesfield, containing 65 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of D. Davenport, Esq. The chapel is dedicated to the Holy Trinity." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Capesthorne was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8472), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Siddington.
  • It includes the hamlet of Bagbrook.
  • The population was 88 in 1801, 138 in 1851, and 76 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Siddington.

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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1936)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Siddington (744 acres, pop. 97 in 1931)

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Politics & Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Macclesfield
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)