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"KETTLESHULME, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¾ miles (N. E.) from Macclesfield, containing 354 inhabitants. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship here. There is a small endowment for the instruction of children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Kettleshulme was a township and chapelry in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9878), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Brookbottom, Ely Fold, Five Lane Ends, Hardy Green, Toddbrook and Walker Brow.
  • The population was 291 in 1801, 352 in 1851, 321 in 1901, 338 in 1951, and 315 in 2001.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Kettleshulme.
  • Saltersford: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). The district church for Kettleshulme from 1864.
  • Kettleshulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1815, rebuilt in 1901. Registers 1808-1836 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1998)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part (31 acres) to Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1915)
  • Macclesfield (1918-74)