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"POWNAL-FEE, a township in the parish of WILMSLOW, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¾ miles (S. by W.) from Stockport, containing 1432 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Pownall Fee was a township in Wilmslow ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8985), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become parts of Wilmslow and Styal.
  • The population was 1122 in 1801 and 1907 in 1851.
For the period after 1894, see Wilmslow and Styal.

Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-94)

Court Records

Prestbury (1828-1894)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 — Lost detached part No.1 to Bollinfee (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1891) and detached part No.3 to Fulshaw (less than 1 acre, pop. 37 in 1891)
  • 1888 March 24 — Lost detached No.4 part to Bollinfee (63 acres, pop. 28 in 1891, including Lindon Grove Academy and Leigh's Farm), and detached part No.2 to Fulshaw (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1894 — Abolished and divided between Styal (pop. 1153 in 1901) and Wilmslow (pop. 2750 in 1901)

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Chorley Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-88) **
  • Wilmslow Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) ***

* The part in Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94) became the civil parish of Styal in 1894.
** The part in Chorley Urban Sanitary District (1875-88) became part of the civil parish of Bollinfee in 1888.
*** The part in Wilmslow Urban Sanitary District (1875-94) became part of the civil parish of Wilmslow in 1894.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-94)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-94)