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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]

  • 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.

For the period after 1939, see Hazel Grove & Bramhall.


  • 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)

Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1939)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1939)

Voting Registers

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