Place:Peover Inferior, Cheshire, England

NamePeover Inferior
Alt namesLittle Peoversource: Family History Library Catalog
Inferior Peoversource: alternate name
Lower Peoversource: village in parish
Nether Peoversource: village in parish
Free Greensource: hamlet in parish
Smithy Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.26°N 2.392°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located prior to 1974
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority of which it is a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Nether Peover, Lower Peover and Inferior Peover have all been redirected here.

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Peover Inferior is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is known for its picturesque surrounding countryside and surprisingly convenient location. The name Peover is pronounced 'Peever' and derives from the Anglo-Saxon 'Peeffer' meaning 'a bright river', this 'bright river' being the River Peover which runs through the parish. The village and its neighbour Peover Superior lie on the river Peover, 'Inferior' here meaning downstream.

The parish is situated on the B5081 roughly 25 km south south west of Manchester between Knutsford and Holmes Chapel and within five miles of junction 19 on the M6.

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Peover Inferior was originally a township in the ancient parish of Great Budworth in Bucklow Hundred.

Nether Peover and Lower Peover are villages in the parish, and Free Green (part), and Smithy Green are hamlets. Lower Peover is the seat of the parish council. Peover Inferior is in Cheshire East, however Nether Peover is in Cheshire West, this often causes complications for the Lower Peover parish council. According to the 2011 census, the civil parish had a population of 220. The population was 131 in 1801, 121 in 1851, 144 in 1901, 111 in 1951, and 102 in 2001. (Additional data from 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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