Place:Hollingworth, Cheshire, England

Alt namesHodgefoldsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.467°N 1.983°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoMottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Longdendale, Cheshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1936-1974
Tameside (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which Hollingworth is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Hollingworth is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, in Greater Manchester, England. It is about twelve miles (19 km) east of Manchester on the Derbyshire border near Glossop. It is the name of a family who owned much of the surrounding area from before the time of the Norman conquest.

GENUKI provides the following information

Hollingworth was a township in Mottram in Longdendale ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The parish included the hamlet of Hodgefold. The population was 910 in 1801, 2347 in 1851, and 2447 in 1901. The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Longdendale.

The ancient parish church for the township of Hollingworth was St. Michael in Mottram in Longdendale. Its position was ended with the building of Christ Church in Tintwistle in 1836 which had a chapel dedicated to St. Mary in Hollingworth from 1864. This latter church became the district church for Hollingworth in 1922. There were also two Methodist and one Congregational chapel erected in the 19th century. GENUKI gives the repositories for their baptisms and marriages.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hollingworth. A long history of the family of Hollingworth who owned the local manor.

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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