Place:Wincle, Cheshire, England

Alt namesAllgreavesource: hamlet in parish
Allmeadowssource: hamlet in parish
Clewlow Crosssource: hamlet in parish
Dane-Bridgesource: hamlet in parish
Danebridgesource: hamlet in parish
Greasleysource: hamlet in parish
Lanehousesource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.19°N 2.06°W
Located inCheshire, England
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 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the following information

Wincle was a township in Prestbury ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 351 in 1801, 336 in 1851, 261 in 1901, 202 in 1951, and 164 in 2001.

It includes the hamlets of Allgreave, Allmeadows, Clewlow Cross, Danebridge, Greasley and Lanehouse.

Wincle is southeast of Macclesfield and is bounded on the south by the county of Staffordshire, on the west, north and east respectively by the civil parishes of Bosley, Sutton (near Macclesfield) and 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.