Place:Great Warford, Cheshire, England

NameGreat Warford
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.289°N 2.275°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoAlderley, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Macclesfield Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
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: Family History Library Catalog
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Great Warford is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.

It is a predominantly farming settlement that has existed for about a thousand years, it is now also important for private healthcare and property development. The population today is 1710. (This figure is not dated but may be the 2011 UK census or an estimate based on the increasing housing supply.)

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Great Warford was a township in Alderley ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 287 in 1801, 348 in 1851, 394 in 1901, 1035 in 1951, and 615 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI) The hamlets listed within Great Warford are the same as those for Nether Alderley, the neighbouring civil parish.

Research Tips

  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Alderley refers to a number of records which are online. The Wiki states that the Alderley parish has been transcribed and is available online Cheshire Parish Register project, but the link to the project is dead.
  • 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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