Place:Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England

NameAlderley Edge
Alt namesAlderley-Edgesource: Family History Library Catalog
Chorleysource: Wikipedia
Belmont in Alderley Edgesource: hamlet in parish
Elm Grovesource: hamlet in parish
The Ryleyssource: hamlet in parish
TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.303°N 2.236°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoWilmslow, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which the area was located
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chorley (near Wilmslow), Cheshire, Englandcivil parish in which it was located until 1894
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Alderley Edge is adjacent to a parish named Nether Alderley which was formed in 1866 from the ancient parish of Alderley. It is important to remember that Alderley Edge is on "the edge" of Alderley; it was never a part of it.

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Alderley Edge is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. In 2011, it had a population of 4,638.[1]

Alderley Edge is northwest of Macclesfield and south of Manchester. It is situated at the base of a steep and thickly wooded sandstone ridge, Alderley Edge, which is the area's chief topographical feature and overlooks the Cheshire Plain.

Alderley Edge is famous for its affluence and expensive houses, falling inside Cheshire's Golden Triangle. Alderley Edge has a selection of cafes and designer shops and has attracted numerous Premier League footballers, actors and multi-millionaire business people. It is one of the most expensive and sought-after places to live in the UK outside of central London.

Administrative history

From medieval times the area was part of the Chorley (near Wilmslow) township of the ancient parish of Wilmslow in the Macclesfield Hundred of Cheshire. Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866 Chorley became a civil parish in its own right. Alderley Edge civil parish was created on 31 December 1894 from part of Chorley civil parish. Along with Bollin Fee civil parish it formed Alderley Edge Urban District. In 1974 Alderley Edge became a civil parish in the new non-metropolitan District or Borough of Macclesfield. Since 1 April 2009 it has been part of the unitary authority of Cheshire East.

Alderley Edge included the three hamlets of Belmont, Elm Grove and The Ryleys.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Alderley Edge. There is a long "history" section.

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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