Place:Wildboarclough, Cheshire, England

Alt namesCragsource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.217°N 2.033°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1981)
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 1894-1974
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1981
Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1981
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wildboarclough is a village in east Cheshire, England, in the civil parish of Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough within the Peak District National Park. There is a myth that this is where the last wild boar in England was killed.

From the nearby summit of Shutlingsloe (altitude 506 metres), which lies just to the north-west of the village, a wide panorama of the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District can be obtained. In clear conditions the view extends as far as the Mersey Estuary and the Welsh Clwydian Hills 40 miles to the west, and the cooling towers of the power stations on the banks of the River Trent 50 miles to the east. To the east is the county of Derbyshire; to the west are the parishes of Sutton in Prestbury and Wincle.

GENUKI provides the following information

Wildboarclough (pronounced Will'berclow) was a township and chapelry in Prestbury ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlet of Crag. The population was 338 in 1801, 447 in 1851, 200 in 1901, and 168 in 1951.

The civil parish was abolished in 1981 to become part of the parish of Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough.

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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