Place:Agden (near Altrincham), Cheshire, England

NameAgden (near Altrincham)
Alt namesAgden (near Lymm)source: GENUKI
Agden Browsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Parish
Coordinates53.37°N 2.413°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBowdon, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which part of Agden was a township
Rostherne, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which part of Agden was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is a second Agden in Cheshire, located in the south of the county, near the town of Malpas.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Agden has been since 2009 a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is near High Legh, and about 15 miles (24 km) south-west from Manchester City Centre. It is the site of Agden Hall. According to the 2001 census, the population of the civil parish was 142.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Agden from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"AGDEN, a township in Bowden and Rostherne parishes, Cheshire; 3½ miles SW of Altrincham. Acres, 520. Real property: £1,394. Population: 98. Houses: 15."

Agden was a township in the ancient parishes of Rostherne and Bowdon in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlet of Agden Brow. The population was 85 in 1801, 73 in 1851, 115 in 1901, and 79 in 1951. (Source: GENUKI)

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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