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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]

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  • 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.

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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 & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Henbury cum Pexall 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 SJ881736 (Lat/Lon: 53.259267, -2.179844), Henbury cum Pexall which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Macclesfield
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Voting Registers

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