|Alt names||Brownlow Green||source: hamlet in parish|
|Cross Acres||source: hamlet in parish|
|Crossacres||source: hamlet in parish|
|Hey Head||source: hamlet in parish|
|Heyhead||source: hamlet in parish|
|Moss Nook||source: hamlet in parish|
|Peel Hall (Wythenshawe)||source: hamlet in parish|
|Poundswick||source: hamlet in parish|
|Royal Thorn||source: hamlet in parish|
|Sharston||source: hamlet in parish|
|Woodhouse Park||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Township, Civil parish, Suburb|
|Located in||Cheshire, England ( - 1931)|
|Also located in||Lancashire, England (1931 - 1974)|
|Greater Manchester, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Stockport, Cheshire, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Northenden, Cheshire, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1931|
|Manchester, Lancashire, England||county borough to which it was transferred in 1931|
|Wythenshawe, Lancashire, England||district of Manchester to which it was transferred|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Northen Etchells was a township which existed in Cheshire, England from the Middle Ages until 1894. It was part of both Stockport and Northenden ancient parishes in the Macclesfield Hundred. Northen Etchells and Stockport Etchells were collectively called Etchells and often administered together from the 16th to 18th centuries.
"Northen" is an old name for Northenden and "Etchells" came from Anglo-Saxon ēcels = "land added to an estate".
Northen Etchells covered the rural area that includes much of modern-day Wythenshawe. As late as 1872, Northen Etchells was a township of moderately-sized farms and clusters of labourers' cottages around the hamlets of Brownlow Green, Crossacres, Heyhead, Moss Nook, Peel Hall, Poundswick, Royal Thorn, Sharston Woodhouse Park.
To the north of Northen Etchells was the township (and former ancient parish) of Northenden. Stockport Etchells lay to the east, Styal to the south with Baguley and Altrincham townships to the west. Today it might be described as just to the northeast of Manchester's Ringway Airport.
In 1894 Northen Etchells became a civil parish in Bucklow Rural District Council. The population was 646 in 1801, 680 in 1851, and 738 in 1901.
The civil parish was abolished, along with Northenden parish, in 1931 to become part of Manchester in Lancashire named Wythenshawe. The reason for this is explained in the Wikipedia] article on Northenden. (An inspection of this 1944 Ordnance Survey map is recommended to understand how close Manchester was to this part of Cheshire.)
There is a description of the community of Heyhead at the bottom of Wikipedia's article on Wythenshawe.
- 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.
- GENUKI also provided some of the above information
Categories: Cheshire, England | Northen Etchells, Cheshire, England | Stockport, Cheshire, England | Northenden, Cheshire, England | Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England | Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, England | Manchester, Lancashire, England | Wythenshawe, Lancashire, England | Lancashire, England | Greater Manchester, England