|Located in||Cheshire, England ( - 1866)|
|See also||Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Congleton Rural, Cheshire, England||rural district in which most of the area was located 1894-1974|
|Macclesfield Rural, Cheshire, England||rural district in which part of the area was located 1894-1974|
|Macclesfield District, Cheshire, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
|Cheshire East District, Cheshire, England||district municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- this account is taken from [the Wikipedia article "Ancient Parishes in Cheshire]
Astbury ancient parish included two chapelries and ten townships. The chapelry of Congleton was an ancient borough and became a municipal borough in 1835. The ancient parish had one parish (Somerford Booths) in Macclesfield Hundred and the remainder of its area was in Northwich Hundred.
Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1886 the ancient parish was abolished and the townships and chapelries became civil parishes in their own right. Astbury was not a township in the ancient parish, its "home" township was named Newbold Astbury.
Nine of the townships became part of Congleton Rural District in 1894, but Eaton (near Congleton) became part of the closer Macclesfield Rural District. At the same time, the Chapelry of Buglawton was made an Urban Sanitary District until 1894 and then was abolished in 1936. On its abolition more than 98% of its area was transferred to Congleton.
- The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
- A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
- Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
Categories: Cheshire, England | Astbury, Cheshire, England | Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England | Congleton Rural, Cheshire, England | Macclesfield Rural, Cheshire, England | Macclesfield District, Cheshire, England | Cheshire East District, Cheshire, England