Place:Butley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesButley Townsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.297°N 2.135°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 Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1936
Prestbury, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish into which part was absorbed in 1936
Bollington (near Macclesfield), Cheshire, Englandcivil parish into which part was absorbed in 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the following information:

Butley was a township in Prestbury ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlet of Butley Town. The population was 516 in 1801, 709 in 1851, and 471 in 1901.

The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of the civil parishes of Prestbury and Bollington (near Macclesfield).

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.