"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.
- 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Woodford to another place.
- 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.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ885824 (Lat/Lon: 53.338376, -2.17417), Woodford which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Macclesfield Rural District (1894-1939)