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UPTON (near Macclesfield)

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"UPTON, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Macclesfield, containing 52 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Upton was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9075), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Macclesfield and Prestbury.
  • The population was 56 in 1801, 111 in 1851, and 224 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Macclesfield and Prestbury.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Upton.
  • Upton Priory: Church of the Resurrection (Church of England). Founded in 1964 as a chapel to Prestbury, becoming  a district church in 1975.


Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Macclesfield (472 acres, pop. 270 in 1931) and Prestbury (8 acres, pop. 8 in 1931)


Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)