Place:Old Withington, Cheshire, England

NameOld Withington
Alt namesAcre Nooksource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.224°N 2.279°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1936)
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
Withington, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in GENUKI

Old Withington was a township in Chelford chapelry of Prestbury ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred. It became a civil parish in 1866. The parish included the hamlet of Acre Nook. The population was 137 in 1801, 189 in 1851, and 121 in 1901.

In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of the newly-formed Withington.

The co-ordinates given above are for Lower Withington which Withington changed its name back to in 1978. The Ordnance Survey map of Cheshire for 1900 shows that Old Withington parish was north of Lower Withington parish and it was the location of Withington Hall.

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.