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HENBURY CUM PEXALL

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"HENBURY, a township, joint with Pexall, in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (W.) from Macclesfield, containing, with Pexall, 428 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"PEXALL, a township, joint with Henbury, in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Macclesfield. The population is returned with Henbury." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Henbury cum Pexall was a township in the ancient parishes of Prestbury and Gawsworth, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8672), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Henbury.
  • It included the hamlets of Fanshawe, Marlheath and Pexhill.
  • The population was 333 in 1801, 464 in 1851, and 368 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Henbury.

Churches

  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1878 acres) of the township of Henbury cum Pexall.
  • Gawsworth: St. James (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (56 acres) of the township of Henbury cum Pexall.
  • Henbury: St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for Henbury cum Pexall from 1845.

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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1936)
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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Henbury (1934 acres, pop. 352 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1936)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Macclesfield (1885-1936)