Place:Bollington (near Macclesfield), Cheshire, England

NameBollington (near Macclesfield)
Alt namesBollington Crosssource: hamlet in parish
Five Ashessource: hamlet in parish
Lower Housesource: hamlet in parish
Mode Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Turnerheathsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.298°N 2.093°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoPrestbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bollington (near Macclesfield) is a small town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, to the east of Prestbury. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Earl of Chester's manor of Macclesfield, and the ancient parish of Prestbury. In the UK census of 2001, Bollington had a population of 7,095 (7593 in 2011 census).

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Bollington was a major centre for cotton spinning.

Bollington was an urban district from 1894 until 1974 when it became part of Macclesfield Borough. In 2009 the area became part of the unitary authority of Cheshire East.

It includes the hamlets of Bollington Cross, Five Ashes, Lower House, Mode Hill and Turnerheath and the larger settlement of Kerridge. The population was 1231 in 1801, 4655 in 1851, 5245 in 1901, 5644 in 1951. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • 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.
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