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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]

  • 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.

For the period after 1936, see Longdendale.


  • Mottram In Longdendale: St. Michael (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Hollingworth.
  • Tintwistle: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Hollingworth from 1836 to 1922.
  • Hollingworth: St. Mary (Church of England). Built in 1864 as a chapel to Tintwistle: Christ Church, becoming the district church for Hollingworth in 1922.
  • Hollingworth, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Spring Lane. Built in 1830. Closed in 1971. Microfilms of registers of baptisms 1830-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Manchester Central Library. Registers of baptisms 1871-1965 and marriages 1912-1971 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Hollingworth, Methodist Chapel (Free), Water Lane. Registers of baptisms 1871-1962 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Hollingworth, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1865. Records of baptisms 1870-1944 and marriages 1868-1915 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1936)

Court Records

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

Description and 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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Politics and Government

  • Ashton-under-Lyne Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tintwistle Rural District (1894-1936)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ashton under Lyne

Voting Registers

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