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"CARRINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of BOWDON, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Altrincham, containing 531 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £1000 private benefaction, £1000 royal bounty, and £300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Earl of Stamford. The chapel, dedicated to St. George, was consecrated in 1759." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Carrington was a township in Bowdon ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7492), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been part of the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlet of Holly Bank.
  • The population was 435 in 1801, 536 in 1851, 514 in 1901, 627 in 1951, and 396 in 2001.


  • Bowdon: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Carrington.
  • Carrington: St. George (Church of England). A chapelry in Bowdon parish from 1759, which became the district church for Carrington in 1887.

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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Trafford [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1920 April 1 — Gained parts of Flixton, Lancashire (13 acres, pop. 0 in 1921) and Irlam, Lancashire (4 acres, pop. 0 in 1921), and lost parts to Altrincham (84 acres, pop. 0 in 1921), Flixton, Lancashire (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1921), and Irlam, Lancashire (55 acres, pop. 0 in 1921), when the boundary with Lancashire was adjusted to follow the course of the Manchester Ship Canal

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

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)