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