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"PRESTBURY, a parish in the hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the market-town of Macclesfield, the chapelries of Bosley, Capesthorne, Chelford, Macclesfield - Forest, Marton, Poynton, Pott-Shrigley, Rainow, Siddington, and Wincell, and the townships of Adlington, Birtles, Boilington, Butley, Eaton, Fallybroom, Henbury with Pexall, Hurdsfield, Kettleshulme, Lyme-Handley, Mottram St. Andrew Newton, Prestbury, North Rode, Sutton, Tytherington, Upton, Wildboar-Clough, Lower Withington, Old Withington, Woodford, and Worth, and containing 34,976 inhabitants, of which number, 440 are in the township of Prestbury, 2¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Macclesfield. ... More" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Prestbury, also a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9078), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bradley Mount and Withinlee (part).
  • The population was 466 in 1801, 373 in 1851, 291 in 1901, 1693 in 1951, and 3324 in 2001.

Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1998)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

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Transcription for Prestbury from Samuel Lewis - A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831)



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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Macclesfield (1948-74)