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"TOFT, a township in the parish of KNUTSFORD, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (S.) from Nether Knutsford, containing 236 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Toft was a township in Knutsford ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7576), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 205 in 1801, 241 in 1851, 176 in 1901, 118 in 1951, and 81 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

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

  • Bucklow (1828-1974)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Knutsford (43 acres, pop. 58 in 1931)
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Politics & Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95), Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
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  • Altrincham (1836-95)
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