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Hollingworth

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"HOLLINGWORTH, a township in the parish of MOTTRAM in LONGDEN-DALE, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 8 miles (E. N. E.) from Stockport, containing 1393 inhabitants. About thirty years ago Hollingworth was but an agricultural district with few inhabitants: there are now extensive manufactories for cotton goods, paper, and machinery, also for the printing of calico, and a foundry for smelting metals." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Hollingworth was a township in Mottram-in-Longdendale ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SK 0196), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Longdendale.
  • It included the hamlet of Hodgefold.
  • The population was 910 in 1801, 2347 in 1851, and 2447 in 1901.
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Civil Registration

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-48)
  • Hyde (County) (1848-99)
  • Dukinfield (1899-1936)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Longdendale (2086 acres, pop. 2299 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Ashton-under-Lyne Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tintwistle Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Ashton under Lyne
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Hyde (1885-1915)
  • Stalybridge and Hyde (1915-36)