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"WOODFORD, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (S. by W.) from Stockport, containing 383 inhabitants. Courts leet and baron are held twice a year." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Woodford was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8982), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1939 to become part of Hazel Grove & Bramhall.
  • Included the hamlet of Moor End.
  • The population was 430 in 1851, and 304 in 1901.
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Churches

  • Prestbury: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Woodford.
  • Woodford: Christ Church (Church of England). Founded in 1842 as a chapel to Prestbury: St. Peter, becoming the district church for Woodford in 1873.
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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1939)
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Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1939)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Mottram St. Andrew (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1939 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Hazel Grove & Bramhall (1462 acres, pop. 801 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Woodford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ885824 (Lat/Lon: 53.338376, -2.17417), Woodford which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1939)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Macclesfield
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1939)