"ROSTHERN, a parish, in the county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the chapelries of High Leigh and Peover (Superior), and the townships of Agden, Bollington, Martall with Little Warford, Mere, Millington, Rosthern, Tabley (Superior), and Tatton, in the hundred of BUCKLOW, and the township of Snelson, in that of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, and containing 3791 inhabitants, of which number, 373 are in the township of Rosthern, 3½ miles (N. by W.) from Nether Knutsford. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's hooks at £10, endowed with £ 1200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of W. Egerton, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains several ancient monuments, and in the chapel of the Egerton family is a sumptuous one, by Bacon, to the memory of Samuel Egerton, Esq., who died in 1780." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Rostherne, also a township in Rostherne ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7484), became a civil parish in 1866.
- It includes the hamlets of Birkinheath, Bucklow Hill (part) and Yarwood Heath.
- The population was 235 in 1801, 388 in 1851, 413 in 1901, 245 in 1951, and 160 in 2001.
- Altrincham (1837-98)
- Bucklow (1898-1974)
- Macclesfield (1974-98)
- Cheshire East (1998-2007)
- Cheshire (2007-09)
- Cheshire East (2009+)
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- Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
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