Place:Nether Alderley, Cheshire, England

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NameNether Alderley
Alt namesDean Greensource: hamlet in parish
Gatley Greensource: hamlet in parish
Monks Heathsource: hamlet in parish
Soss Mosssource: hamlet in parish
Alderleysource: Family History Library Catalog
Aldredeliesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.283°N 2.233°W
Located inCheshire, England     (1866 - )
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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Nether Alderley is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. It lies on the A34 road, about a mile and a half south of Alderley Edge.

The parish includes the crossroads of Monk's Heath, where the A34 crosses the A537, and the AstraZeneca research laboratories at Alderley Park. According to the 2001 UK census, the population of the parish was 571.

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Nether Alderley was a township in Alderley ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Dean Green, Gatley Green, Monks Heath and Soss Moss. The population was 483 in 1801, 606 in 1851, 522 in 1901, and 529 in 1951. (Source: GENUKI)

Alderley Edge is a nearby town which evolved from Chorley township of Wilmslow, an ancient parish adjacent to the ancient parish of Alderley.

Research Tips

  • The Source List for Alderley and its townships on WeRelate has only two entries, both under Nether Alderley. It would appear Alderley was omitted when the database was created. The Family History Library Catalog has a list of ten sets of films. 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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