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"TABLEY (INFERIOR), a township in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles ( from Nether Knutsford, containing 110 inhabitants. Here was formerly a chapel, the site of which is still called Chapel field. Tabley confers the title of baron on the family of Leicester, created July 16th, 1826, at which period Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart., a gentleman distinguished for his munificent patronage of the fine arts, and encouragement of native artists, was raised to the peerage by that title; he died in June 1827." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Tabley Inferior (or Nether Tabley) was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7177), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Nether Tabley.
  • The population was 127 in 1801, 123 in 1851, 129 in 1901, 109 in 1951, and 137 in 2001.


  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Nether Tabley.
  • Nether Tabley, St. Peter (Church of England). A private chapel, Built in 1675 (no registers).


Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

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

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Wincham (220 acres, pop. 7 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95), Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1974)