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CHORLEY (near Wilmslow)

"CHORLEY, a township in the parish of WILMSLOW, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Macclesfield, containing 478 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Chorley was a township in Wilmslow ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8278), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1894 the town of Alderley Edge and the hamlets of Belmont, Elm Grove and The Ryleys were transferred to the civil parish of Alderley Edge.
  • It includes the hamlets of Lindow, Lindow End and Row-of-Trees
  • The population was 391 in 1801, 803 in 1851, 305 in 1901, 396 in 1951, and 399 in 2001.

Churches

  • Wilmslow: St. Bartholomew (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Chorley.
  • Chorley, St. Philip (Church of England). The district church for Chorley from 1866.
  • Lindow: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). Built in 1874 as a chapel to Chorley: St. Philip, becoming a district church for part of Chorley in 1877.
  • Lindow, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1839, closed in 1970. Registers of baptisms 1891-1962 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

See also Alderley Edge.

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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1937)
  • Macclesfield (1937-74)
  • Macclesfield (1974-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1894 — Lost the part in Chorley Urban Sanitary District to Alderley Edge (pop. 2214 in 1901)
  • 1895 September 30 — Lost part to Alderley Edge (pop. 9 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Lost parts to Alderley Edge (2 acres, pop. 25 in 1931) and Wilmslow (3 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1981 April 4 — Lost part to Nether Alderley, and part to the unparished area of Wilmslow

You can see the administrative areas in which CHORLEY (near Wilmslow) has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Chorley Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

* The part in Chorley Urban Sanitary District became the civil parish of Alderley Edge in 1894.

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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Macclesfield (1949-74)