"CHELFORD, a chapelry in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¼ miles (S. E. by E.) from Knutsford, containing 203 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £600 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Mr. Parker. The chapel was rebuilt in 1776. Five roads meet in the village; and the Birtles and Henbury brooks unite immediately below the chapel, forming a fine sheet of water, which empties itself into a brook called Peover-leye. A school was built by the late Rev. John Parker, who endowed it with about £17 per annum." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Chelford was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8174).
- It became a civil parish in 1866.
- It includes the hamlet of Astle.
- The population was 163 in 1801, 263 in 1851, 374 in 1901, 392 in 1951, and 1254 in 2001.
- Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Chelford.
- Chelford: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Prestbury: St. Peter, which became the district church for Chelford in 1880.
- Macclesfield (1837-1998)
- Cheshire East (1998-2007)
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- Cheshire East (2009+)
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