"MACCLESFIELD-FOREST, a chapelry in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Macclesfield, containing 260 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £800 royal bounty. The Earl of Derby was patron in 1799. " [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Macclesfield Forest was a township and chapelry in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9772), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1981 to become part of Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough.
- The population was 215 in 1801, 269 in 1851, 172 in 1901, and 122 in 1951.
For the period after 1981, see Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough.
- Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Macclesfield Forest.
- Macclesfield: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Prestbury, which became the district church for Macclesfield Forest in 1835
- Forest Chapel: St. Stephen (Church of England). Built in 1683 as a chapel to Prestbury: St. Peter, becoming the district church for Macclesfield Forest in 1906.
- Rainow: Holy Trinity (Church of England). The district church for Macclesfield Forest from 1973.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Macclesfield Forest to another place.
- 1981 April 4 — Abolished and incorporated into Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough
You can see the administrative areas in which Macclesfield Forest has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ974721 (Lat/Lon: 53.245913, -2.040421), Macclesfield Forest which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1974)
- Macclesfield (1974-81)