Place:High Legh, Cheshire, England

NameHigh Legh
Alt namesHalliwell Browsource: hamlet in parish
Mowpen Browsource: hamlet in parish
Rawlinson's Greensource: hamlet in parish
Sworton Heathsource: hamlet in parish
Legesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.35°N 2.45°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoRostherne, 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 it was located 1895-1974
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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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High Legh is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies six miles north west of Knutsford, seven miles east of Warrington and seventeen miles south west of Manchester City Centre.

According to the 2001 census, the population of the entire civil parish was 1,632.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article High Legh. The History section includes a great deal of genealogical detail about the families who owned most of the village.

GENUKI provides the following details:
High Legh was a township in Rostherne ancient parish in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Halliwell Brow, Mowpen Brow,Rawlinson's Green, Sworton Heath. Other hamlets located on the edges of the parish have been redirected to neighbouring parishes. The population was 787 in 1801, 1024 in 1851, 794 in 1901, and 1,184 in 1951.

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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