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"POYNTON, a chapelry in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¼ miles (S. S. E.) from Stockport, containing 540 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Sir George Warren, Bart. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, was rebuilt, in 1789, by the late Sir George Warren, Bart., K.B., and some of the windows exhibit the arms of the Warren .and Bulkeley families, in stained glass. A school-house was built by subscription in 1703. There are several collieries in the neighbourhood. A court baron is held twice a year." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Poynton was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9283), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was renamed Poynton with Worth in 1881.
  • It includes the hamlets of Clumber, Coppiceside, Hockley, Lowerpark, Midway (part), Newtown, Petre Bank, Poynton Green and Woodside.
  • The population was 432 in 1801, and 1247 in 1851.

For the period after 1881, see Poynton with Worth.


Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-81)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1881)

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-81)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Macclesfield (1836-81)

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  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-81)