Place:Timperley, Cheshire, England

TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.4°N 2.317°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBowdon, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which ie was located 1894-1936
Altrincham, Cheshire, Englandurban district which administered part of Timperley 1936-1974
Trafford (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Timperley has been since 1974 a suburban village within the Altrincham area, of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. Situated within the historic county boundaries of Cheshire, Timperley is approximately seven miles (11 km) southwest of Manchester.

Up until the early 19th century Timperley was one of several townships in the ecclesiastical parish of Bowdon. Timperley Parish Council was established in the 1866. From the late 19th century Bucklow Rural District Council administered Timperley until 1936 when responsibility passed to Altrincham Urban District Council.

Since 1974 Timperley has been a part of Trafford Metropolitan Borough.

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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