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"PEOVER (SUPERIOR), a chapelry in that part of the parish of ROSTHERN which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (S. S; E.) from Nether Knutsford, containing 543 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of Sir H. Mainwaring, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. A school-house was built about 1730, in which four boys and four girls are taught and clothed for £ 10 a year, the proceeds of certain property bequeathed for the purpose by Charlotte Mainwaring, in 1728." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Peover Superior (or Over Peover) (pronounced Pee-ver) was a township and chapelry in Rostherne ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7773), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bates Mill, Free Green (part), Over Peover and Parkgate.
  • The population was 451 in 1801, 543 in 1851, 549 in 1901, 696 in 1951, and 658 in 2001.


  • Rostherne: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Over Peover.
  • Over Peover: St. Lawrence (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Rostherne: St. Mary, which became the district church for Over Peover in 1827.
  • Over Peover: St. Michael(Church of England). A chapel to St.. Lawrence, founded by 1929.
  • Over Peover, Methodist Chapel. Built in 1913.

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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-1974)
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  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95), Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
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  • Altrincham (1836-95)
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