Place:Kerridge, Cheshire, England

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NameKerridge
TypeVillage, Former parish
Coordinates53.283°N 2.098°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBollington (near Macclesfield), Cheshire, Englandtownship and civil parish of which it was part
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
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Kerridge is a village in Cheshire, England. Between 1894 and 1900 it was a civil parish. Before and after, it was part of the parish of Bollington (near Macclesfield). Kerridge also borders the neighbouring parish of Rainow.

It gives its name to Kerridge Ridge – one of the western foothills of the Pennines – by which it stands. It is overlooked by the local landmark of White Nancy. The local industries were quarrying and cotton mills, of which remnants remain.

The population was 1,422 in 1891.

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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