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"WINCLE, a chapelry in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Macclesfield, containing 466 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £600 royal bounty, and £1300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Prestbury. The chapel was erected about 1642." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wincle was a township and chapelry in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9566), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Allgreave, Allmeadows, Clewlow Cross, Danebridge, Greasley and Lanehouse.
  • The population was 351 in 1801, 336 in 1851, 261 in 1901, 202 in 1951, and 164 in 2001.


  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Wincle.
  • Wincle: St. Michael (Church of England). Founded in 1725 as a chapel to Prestbury: St. Peter, becoming the district church for Wincle in 1869
  • Allgreave, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1871.

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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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Historical Geography

  • 1888 March 24 — Lost a detached part to Wildboarclough (20 acres, pop. 6 in 1891), including Midgeley Gates and Danes Cottages

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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)
  • Macclesfield (1885-1974)