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"MERE, a township in that part of the parish of ROSTHERN which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Nether Knutsford, containing 566 inhabitants. Here is a small sum for the instruction of children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Mere was a township in Rostherne ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7282), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bucklow Hill (part), Goodiers Green, Hoo Green, Hulse Heath, Mere Platt and Winterbottom
  • The population was 498 in 1801, 583 in 1851, 437 in 1901, 653 in 1951, and 601 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95), Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1974)