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Handforth cum Bosden

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"HANDFORTH, a township, joint with Boxden, in the parish of CHEADLE, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 6½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Stockport, containing 1745 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Handforth cum Bosden was a township in Cheadle and Stockport Parishes, Macclesfield hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1877 the two detached areas of Bosden and Handforth became separate civil parishes.
  • The population was 1034 in 1801 (with Bosden) and 2671 in 1851.

For the period after 1877, see Handforth and Bosden.

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Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1837-77)
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Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-77)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1877 December 17 — Abolished and divided between Bosden (492 acres, pop. 1962 in 1881) and Handforth (1311 acres, pop. 786 in 1881)

You can see the administrative areas in which Handforth cum Bosden 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ856837 (Lat/Lon: 53.34999, -2.217782), Handforth cum Bosden which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Stockport Rural Sanitary District (1875-77).
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Stockport (1837-77)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-77)